The mottoes are short stock phrases associated with a country, mainly Arstotzka, in Papers, Please. There are three in the game:
- Arstotzka: "Glory to Arstotzka", Arstotzka's motto, is the most prevalent and the only one used in other places than just the endings. It is used whenever the inspector approves entry to Arstotzkans, in the intro cutscene, during almost each ending scene, and at the end of end credits. The M.O.A. supervisor also says it on days 10 and 20, and Jorji Costava uses it once on day 3.
- New Arstotzka: In endings 15 and 19, EZIC takes over Arstotzka and the motto "Glory to the New Arstotzka" is used instead. This is only seen in the ending.