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
Staggering Great Patriotic quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was.
War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
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.
Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.
It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
In the last analysis, provincialism is your belief in yourself, in your neighborhood, in your reality. It is patriotism without belligerence. Convincing cases have been made to show that all great art is provincial in the sense of reflecting a place, a time, and a Zeitgeist.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
The passions of the titanic struggle will finally enter upon the sleep of oblivion, and only its splendid accomplishments for the cause of human freedom and a united nation, stronger and richer in patriotism because of the great strife, will be remembered.
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, "There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
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.
America is a tune. It must be sung together.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
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.
I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
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.
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave?
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
If you take advantage of everything that America has to offer, there's nothing you can't accomplish.
The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes.
In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
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.
While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
A great man, tender of heart, strong of nerve, boundless patience and broadest sympathy, with no motive apart from his country.