“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior,
except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”
~President Theodore Roosevelt
“Duty, honor, country.
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”
~General Douglas MacArthur
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time,
and your government when it deserves it.”
“We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something—
for liberty and freedom and fairness.
And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.”
~President Ronald Reagan
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
“The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”
“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”
“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink.
It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom.
It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.”
“It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America. …
When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is,
for the people and for each portion of the people,
the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
~Marquis de Lafayette
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government,
our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”