American Patriotic Quotes

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American Patriotic Quotes

“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.” » Woodrow Wilson

“I love my freedom. I love my America.” » Jessi Lane Adams

“America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.” » Max Lerner

“The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten – duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.” » David Lloyd George

“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” » Sinclair Lewis

“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.” » Marilyn Vos Savant

“We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit.” » Hubert H. Humphrey

“How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.” » Paul Sweeney

“Patriotism can be good or bad. Knee-jerk patriotism can be very bad. I’m patriotic almost to the point of self-consciousness, but I love my country the way I love a friend or a child who I would correct if she was going the wrong way. Who I expect the very best from.” » Emmylou Harris

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” » Bill Clinton

“The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.” » Madeleine Albright

“Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.” » James Garfield

“Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.” » Ulysses S. Grant

“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” »James Bryce

“He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” » Robert G. Ingersoll

“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.” » George William Curtis

“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.” » Abraham Lincoln

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” » Ronald Reagan

“Laughter is America’s most important export.” » Walt Disney

“We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.” » Robert J. McCracken

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” » Simone de Beauvoir

“Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.” » Adlai Stevenson

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” » Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.” » Felix Frankfurter

“The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” » Condoleezza Rice

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” » Calvin Coolidge

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” » Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

“He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland.” » Harry Emerson Fosdick

“And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” » Lee Greenwood

“Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.” » Giuseppe Mazzini

“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.” » Archibald MacLeish

“Patriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” » Adlai Stevenson

“I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.” » Alice Waters

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” » Elmer Davis

“I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.” » Gary Hart

“The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.” » Michelle Obama

“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” » Lyndon B. Johnson

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” » Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.” » Geraldine Ferraro

“Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.” » Woodrow Wilson

“Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.” » Daniel Webster

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” » Louis D. Brandeis

“It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.” » J. Horace McFarland

“My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.” » Unknown

“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country.” » Daniel Webster

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” » Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.” » Thomas Jefferson

“Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.” » John Gunther

“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.” » Hamilton Fish

“You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world… We are not a nation, so much as a world.” » Herman Melville

“Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under the USA’s constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.” » Martin H. Fischer

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.” » Maya Angelou

“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.” » Theodore Roosevelt

“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.” » Franklin D. Roosevelt

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” » Harry S. Truman

“It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.” » Henry Cabot Lodge

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” » Barack Obama

“We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America.” » Val Saintsbury

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” » Benjamin Franklin

“America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, a responsible government, and human equality.” » Adlai Stevenson

“National honour is the national property of the highest value.” » James Monroe

“Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.” » Mark Twain

“Our country, right or wrong.” When the right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.” » Carl Schurz

“My favourite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America.” »Val Saintsbury

“I believe in America because we have great dreams – and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” » Wendell L. Wilkie

“If you are ashamed to stand by your colours, you had better seek another flag.” » Unknown

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.” » Thomas Jefferson

“It is sweet to serve one’s country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.” » Sallust

“Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.” » Jane Addams

“We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.” » Charles F. Browne

“Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.” » Seneca

“What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.” » Hubert H. Humphrey

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.” » Bill Vaughan

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson

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