"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
"Our country, right or wrong. When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." Carl Schurz
"It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations."
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." William J. Clinton
"My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America." Val Saintsbury
"Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose." Ulysses S. Grant
"America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness."
"Our 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
"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?"
"Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own." Seneca
"Ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the Red, White and Blue." George M. Cohan
"To me, being an American means feeling safe." Currielene Armstrong
"We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can-without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations." Francis John McConnell
"We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit." Hubert H. Humphrey
"May I never wake up from the American dream." Carrie Latet
"All we have of freedom, all we use or know-this our fathers bought for us long and long ago." Rudyard Kipling
"I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot." Gary Hart
"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." Bill Vaughan
"We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights." Felix Frankfurter
"He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland." Harry Emerson Fosdick
"Our hearts where they rocked our cradle, our love where we spent our toil, and our faith, and our hope, and our honor, we pledge to our native soil. God gave all men all earth to love, but since our hearts are small, ordained for each one spot should prove beloved over all." Rudyard Kipling
"What we need are critical lovers of America-patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it." Hubert H. Humphrey
"You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world....we are not a nation, so much as a world." Herman Melville
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