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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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