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115 Patriotism Quotes

That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the runs of Iona.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: A Journey to the Western Islands--Inch Kenneth

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A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VIII, 244), title bestowed on Cicero (64 BC) after his consulship

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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes , Source: in his first inaugural address

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Is it an offence, is it a mistake, is it a crime to take a hopeful view of the prospects of your own country? Why should it be? Why should patriotism and pessimism be identical? Hope is the mainspring of patriotism.

David Lloyd George Quotes , Source: in the House of Commons

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We, that would be known The father of our people, in our study, And vigilance for their safety, must not change Their ploughshares into swords, and force them from The secure shade of their own vines, to be Scorched with the flames of war.

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: The Maid of Honour (act I, 1)

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Our spirit is . . . to show ourselves eager to work for, and if need be, to die for the Irish Republic. Facing our enemy we must declare an attitude simply. . . . We ask for no mercy and we will make no compromise.

Terence Joseph McSwiney, M.P. Quotes , Source: from a document in his possession when he was sentenced in Aug., 1920

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'Twere sweet to sink in death for Truth and Freedom! Yes, who would hesitate, for who could bear The living degradation we may know If we do dread death for a sacred cause?

Terence Joseph McSwiney, M.P. Quotes , Source: lines written when a boy, in the "Nation", Nov. 3, 1920

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Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. [Lat., Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (I, 3, 35)

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The whole earth is the brave man's country. [Lat., Omne solum forti patria est.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Fasti (I, 501)

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Millions for defence, but not one cent for tribute.

Silvio Pellico Quotes , Source: Enfernio de Messina (act V, sc. 2), a free rendering of a passage

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If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms,--never! never! never!

William Pitt, Earl of Chatham Quotes , Source: in a speech

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Our country, right or wrong! When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right!

Carl (Karl) Schurz Quotes , Source: Speech in the U.S. Senate

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Where's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land?

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto IV, st. 30)

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Hear me profess sincerely: had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather have eleven die nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Volumnia at I, iii)

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Where liberty is, there is my country.

Algernon Sidney Quotes , Source: Algernon, his motto

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Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. - Daniel Webster,

Daniel Webster Quotes , Source: in an address at the laying of the corner-stone of the Bunker Hill monument

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Thank God, I--I also--am an American!

Daniel Webster Quotes , Source: on the completion of the Bunker Hill monument

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The line of red are lines of blood, nobly and unselfishly shed by men who loved the liberty of their fellowmen more than they loved their fellowmen more than they lover their own lives and fortunes. God forbid that we would have to use the blood of America to freshen the color of the flag. But if it should ever be necessary, that flag will be colored once more, and in being colored will be glorified and purified.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson Quotes , Source: Flag Day Speech

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Our country--whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less;--still our country, to be cherished in all our hearts, and to be defended by all our hands.

Robert C. Winthrop Quotes , Source: Toast at Faneuil Hall

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Our land is the dearer of our sacrifices. The blood of our martyrs sanctifies and enriches it. Their spirit passes into thousands of hearts. How costly is the progress of the race. It is only by the giving of life that we can have life.

Rev. E.J. Young Quotes , Source: Lesson of the Hour

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American is the crucible of God. It is the melting pot where all the races are fusing and reforming . . . these are the fires of God you've come to. . . . Into the crucible with you all. God is making the American.

Israel Zangwill Quotes , Source: The Melting Pot

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I would die for my country . . . but I would not let my country die for me.

Neil Kinnock Quotes

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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Edward Abbey Quotes

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The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

General George S. Patton Quotes

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A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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