quote by Edward Abbey

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.

— Edward Abbey

Special Patriot Day quotations

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.


Patriot day quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

Patriot day quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
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Of the people, by the people, for the people.

I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.


Patriot day quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

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.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

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A little progress each day adds up to bg results.

Memorial Day will be celebrated ... by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments.

Ev'ry heart beats true 'neath the Red, White and Blue


July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.

Patriot day quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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Courage is not the absence of fear...

The United States is the only country with a known birthday.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.

Patriot day quote Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.


In a chariot of light from the region of the day, the Goddess of Liberty came.

She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, the plant she named Liberty Tree.

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.

Patriot day quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that

The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.

I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.


Patriot day quote Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a l
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.

A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.

Patriot day quote There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.
There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making.

Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.


A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.

Patriot day quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations, in examples of justice and liberality.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

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.

Patriot day quote Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".

A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.


One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.

Patriotism becomes the order of the day, and those who question the war are seen as traitors, to be silenced and imprisoned.

They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.

Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.