Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.
A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
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.
Henry Ward Beecher
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy
Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”