A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
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.
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
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.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
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.
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