23 Patriotic Quotations

The highest expression of patriotism is seen in all those grand movements that advance the interest of a people in intellectual power and clearer moral vision. Patriotism requires that every effort in our power be made for the good of our country.

  1. Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.— Francis Scott Key.
  2. Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.— Daniel Webster.
  3. The best citizen is he who has the best heart, the best character, the most charity and sympathy, and he who will give to another citizen the protection he asks for himself.— Wm. McKinley.
  4. They never fail who die in a great cause. —Byron.
  5. Freedom, truth, and liberty, is the motto of the free.
  6. To God, thy Country, and thy friends, be true.
  7. Be just and fear not ; let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country’s, thy God’s and Truth’s.— Shakespeare.
  8. Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.— Daniel Webster.
  9. The foundation of our government is, first, That every man shall govern himself.—Abbott.
  10. Self-government rests on self-education.—Abbott.
  11. We will have no government standard but our own, and will accept no other than the glorious Stars and Stripes.— Wm. McKinley.
  12. Righteousness exalteth a nation.— The Bible.
  13. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth!—Lincoln.
  14. Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State, Sail on, O Union, strong and great—Longfellow.
  15. Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.— Bible. (Used on the Royal Peace Arch, Philadelphia, Oct. 1898.)
  16. Let freedom dwell in our hearts.
  17. It is noble to serve one's country on the battlefield, but it is just as noble to serve it at home and show love to country in deeds of peace.
  18. A free people must be serious ; for it has to do with the greatest thing that ever was done in the world, to govern itself.— Orville Dewey.
  19. Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote.— Daniel Webster.
  20. They are slaves who dare not be in the right with two or three.— Lowell.
  21. We’ll fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.— U. S. Grant.
  22. Stand by your country in all her trials, at every hazard or at any cost.— John A. Logan.
  23. With malice toward none, with charity for all. — Lincoln.

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