Patriot Day Quotes

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Alfred Adler

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
Patriot Day Quotes
Patriot Day Quotes

[P]atriotism... is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson

America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness.
Aurora Raigne

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

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

"Our country, right or wrong."  When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.
Carl Schurz

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

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

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

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

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

A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.
George Canning

America is a tune.  It must be sung together.
Gerald Stanley Lee

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

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 average American is nothing if not patriotic.
Herbert Croly

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
Jesse Ventura

National honor is national property of the highest value.
James Monroe

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

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

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

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

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

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

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.

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

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

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

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
William J. Clinton