Best 353 of Patriotic quotes - MyQuotes
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.
John F Kennedy
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
Democracy and tyranny are not distant relatives. They’re bedfellows.” -General John James Commandant, USMC December 11th, 2032
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
George H. W. Bush
Read my lips-NO NEW TAXES!
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
Hispanic values are conservative values. Hispanics are highly religious, they’re very strongly pro-traditional family... not only pro-family, but also pro-life. They are highly patriotic.
Ulysses S. Grant
I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
The Bush Republicans' policies are, the antithesis of patriotic. And so we urge Democrats to reclaim patriotism - to call on all Americans to pull together. And, yes, to sacrifice. Rich people will have to do with fewer tax cuts. Middle class people will need to drive less and switch to more fuel efficient cars . And poor folks - especially young ones - will have to reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies and other indicia of social pathology.
The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Help yourself with the state! It's on democracy!
Who is not patriotic can not be considered Portuguese.
We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays.
My Country I don't have any caps left made back home Nor any shoes that trod your roads I've worn out your last shirt quite long ago It was of Sile cloth Now you only remain in the whiteness of my hair Intact in my heart Now you only remain in the whiteness of my hair In the lines of my forehead My country -Nazim Hikmet
Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
Many people put a green button on their collar and feel good, just like a lot of people put an American flag on their lapels and feel patriotic. It's not enough.I'm not dismissing it.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Henry David Thoreau
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
I think there are few things more patriotic than taking the time to make your country a better place.
I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
I had the patriotic conviction that, given great leadership of the sort I heard from Winston Churchill in the radio broadcasts to which we listened, there was almost nothing that the British people could not do.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Human rights, human freedoms... and human dignity have their deepest roots somewhere outside the perceptible world... while the state is a human creation, human beings are the creation of God.
S. I. Hayakawa
Patriotic societies seem to think that the way to educate school children in a democracy is to stage bigger and better flag-saluting.
You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
People not only stood to respect it but perhaps their thoughts and heartbeats came to standstill, and only inspiration and patriotism was flowing through their veins.
Gerald R. Ford
It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
Certainly these are not easy times. But history does not contain very many easy times. Years from now, we will look back at this moment--when we worked to reclaim our country--and our children will ask us how we contributed to this mighty undertaking. Our story should be one of patriotic people who beat back the onslaught of radicalism with courage and commitment.
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.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
I don't think it's patriotic to put on a flight suit and prance around on the deck of an aircraft carrier looking for a photo op. We have a president of the United States who did not do his duty to take care of America. If you're patriotic, you do your duty.
Gerald R. Ford
As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past.
In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink.
Our sainted aunts prate of living for others while our rich uncles call us mollycoddles for not fighting for what we want. Murder is a patriotic act if you commit it in a uniform; it is the blackest sin if you kill someone while wearing a gray flannel suit.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
[...] There is none that disperses its control more complexly through the voting system, the work situation, the church, the family, the school, the mass media - none more successful in mollifying opposition with reforms, isolating people from one another, creating patriotic loyalty.
Henry Ward Beecher
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
Life without Liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the sculptor.