Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.
— Lord Byron

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together.
Michael Steele banners quote

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for a league.
— Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

A faith in culture is as bad as a faith in religion; both expressions imply a turning away from those very things which culture and religion are about. Culture as a collective name for certain very valuable activities is a permissible word; but culture hypostatized, set up on its own, made into a faith, a cause, a banner, a platform, is unendurable. For none of the activities in question cares a straw for that faith or cause. It is like a return to early Semitic religion where names themselves were regarded as powers.
— C. S. Lewis

The shades of night were falling fast,As though an Alpine village passedA youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,A banner with the strange device,Excelsior!His brow was sad; his eye beneath,Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,And like a silver clarion rungThe accents of that unknown tongue,Excelsior!
— banners quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow