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
ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your
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
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
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
The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American. ~Thomas Jefferson
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~Author Unknown
join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. ~John Gunther
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, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson
it's home again and home again, America for me!
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
with your hat, as the flag goes by!
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
God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they
are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
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
love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their
think there is one higher office than president and I would call that
patriot. ~Gary Hart
have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true
meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all
men are created equal'".
in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot
hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,
have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The
world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can
never forget what they did here."
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -- Samuel Adams
"A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth." -- Henry Ward Beecher
I'm proud to be an American,
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." -- Nathan Hale's last words before being hanged by British.
Girls and American Guys
will be served
"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 success of liberty." -- John F. Kennedy
bless America, land that I love,
"Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood -- the virtues that made America." -- Teddy Roosevelt
"I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, my God’s and Truth’s. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American." -- Daniel Webster
"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be." -- John Wayne
"The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history." -- Woodrow Wilson
you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you
"Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause."
-President Abraham Lincoln
"No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause."
-President Theodore Roosevelt
"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."
"There is something magnificent in having a country to love."
-James Russell Lowell
"Throughout its history, America has given hope, comfort and inspiration to freedom’s cause in all lands. The reservoir of good will and respect for America was not built up by American arms or intrigue; it was built upon our deep dedication to the cause of human liberty and welfare."
"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men."
"God had a divine purpose in placing this land between two great oceans to be found by those who had a special love of freedom and courage."
"There is no “Republican,” no “Democrat,” on the Fourth of July, - all are Americans. All feel that their country is greater than party."
-James Gillespie Blaine
"The power and diversity of the Armed Forces, active Guard and Reserve, the resolve of our fellow citizens, the flexibility in our command to navigate international waters that remain troubled are all essential to our security."
-President Gerald R. Ford
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
-General George S. Patton, Jr.
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
-President George Washington
"If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."
"What constitutes an American? Not color nor race nor religion. Not the pedigree of his family nor the place of his birth. Not the coincidence of his citizenship. An American is one who loves justice and believes in the dignity of man. An American is one who will fight for his freedom and that of his neighbor. An American is one who will sacrifice property, ease, and security in order that he and his children may retain the rights of all free men."
"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation, evermore!"
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances."