Maryland is the only US state with a motto in Italian. In 1993 a move to change the English translation of Maryland's Italian motto from "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words" to "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words" passed a House committee but never made it to the House floor. In 2001, the official translation was changed to the aforementioned gentler, politically correct version.
The Washington Post chimes in:
How a ‘sexist’ quote from 16th-century pope became Maryland’s state motto
The Maryland motto is sexist in any language (Opinion)