My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
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.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
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.
These are the times that try men's souls.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
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.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
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.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Of the people, by the people, for the people.