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
Sublime Good Patriotic quotations
True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.
I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic - but patriotism was the true secret of my success.
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
Under this flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada;
for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land.
The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, "See if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk".
When the great Tao is forgotten, goodness and piety appear.
When the body's intelligence declines, cleverness and knowledge step forth. When there is no peace in the family, filial piety begins. When the country falls into chaos, patriotism is born.
I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking.
And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.
Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.
Patriotism can be good or bad. Knee-jerk patriotism can be very bad. I'm patriotic almost to the point of self-consciousness, but I love my country the way I love a friend or a child who I would correct if she was going the wrong way. Who I expect the very best from.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Patriotism should be sought for and will be found in right living.
No man can be a good Latter-day Saint and not be true to the best interests and general welfare of his country.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Patriotism is (like) loving your family whether it is good or bad, while always striving to make it better. Nationalism simply insists 'Hey my family is the best'.
I don't believe in God. My God is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.
If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers - normally good Americans, but Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free, Americans who have been lulled away into a false security.
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
One of the great attractions of patriotism
I mean there's a college kid left in everyone.
I bet you, too, if you could go back you would for a night or two, so why not? My brother's still in college, my little brother, so it's always good to go back and get a little glimpse of it and to hang out with him for a weekend or two.
I am an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, flag waving patriot.
A good country song taps into strong undercurrents of family, faith, and patriotism.
A little righteous anger really brings out the best in the American personality.
Our nation was born when 56 patriots got mad enough to sign the Declaration of Independence. We put a man on the moon because Sputnik made us mad at being number two in space. Getting mad in a constructive way is good for the soul- and the country.
A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men?
Safety is the last refuge of the scoundrel!
Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside.
Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
Our conflict is not likely to cease so soon as every good man would wish.
The measure of iniquity is not yet filled; and unless we can return a little more to first principles, and act a little more upon patriotic ground, I do not know when it will.
It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, 'the greatest', but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
What is the use of fighting for the vote if we do not have a country to vote in? With that patriotism that has nerved women to endure torture in prison for the national good, we ardently desire that our country shall be victorious.
I didn't say what I said to be controversial just because most people are picking the Patriots to win. I consider myself a pretty good judge of talent when it comes to defensive linemen and the Panthers' biggest strength is their defensive line. You win the battle of the trenches and that goes a long way to winning the game.
0 beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
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.
True patriots believe that we should measure a citizen's worth by contribution to country and community, not by wealth or power-that those whom America has benefited most should contribute in proportion to their good fortune-and that serving others should be esteemed more highly than serving self.