Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
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.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
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.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
With the tears a Land hath shed. Their graves should ever be green.
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