On Patriotism

Definition: love for or devotion to one's country

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

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

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Nathan Hale

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai E. Stevenson

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free. Ronald Reagan

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American! Daniel Webster

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may. Mark Twain

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. John Adams

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

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. Abraham Lincoln

If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it. Norman Thomas

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One Response to “On Patriotism”

  1. Mike says:

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

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