Patriotic Quotes

The term patriotic usually applies to one who is a committed and dedicated member of a society. It is the patriotic duty of Americans to stand together and be constructively supportive for the good of all the people. Below is a compilation of quotes about patriotism.

Patriotism is easy to understand in America - it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.  ~ Calvin Coolidge

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.  ~ Woodrow Wilson

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.  ~ George Bernard Shaw

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

Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans!  ~ Robert E. Lee

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 beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.  ~ Mark Twain

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

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.  ~ William Shenstone

America is too great for small dreams.  ~ Ronald Reagan

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

An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.  ~ Mark Twain

I know now that patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred and bitterness towards anyone.  ~ Edith Cavell

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~ Daniel Webster

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

We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution.  ~ John F. Kennedy

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

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.  ~ Thomas Paine

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.  ~ Mark Twain

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.  ~ Clarence Darrow

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.   ~ Theodore Roosevelt

We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.  ~ Charles F. Browne

It may sound corny, but what's wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?  ~ Jimmy Stewart

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

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

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!  ~ Daniel Webster

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

Don't burn the flag, wash it.  ~ Norman Thomas

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.  ~ Richard Nixon

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.  ~ Unknown

What is patriotism but a love of the food one ate as a child?  ~ Lin Yutang

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

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

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.  ~ Edward Abbey

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