Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
These are the times that try men's souls.
If you take advantage of everything that America has to offer, there's nothing you can't accomplish.
Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
He loves his country best who strives to make it best.
The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
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