In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.
I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.
A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace! – but there is no peace.
America is a tune. It must be sung together.
I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
One of the great attractions of patriotism
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
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