On patriotism

“We live in a time of conflict – external and internal – when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger.” – Charlie Dent

“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.” – Clarence Darrow

“True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.” – Abraham Lincoln

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.” – Pauline Hanson

“Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.” – Bill Kristol

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” – John Adams

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” – James Bryce

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain

“Our national motto is ‘In God we Trust,’ reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.” – Marco Rubio

“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.” – Condoleezza Rice

“No patriotism is genuine that is merely partisan or provincial.” – William Rainey Harper

“True patriotism is a charity so wide that it covers a nation.” – Austin O’Malley

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – Ronald Reagan

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” – Edward Abbey

“Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism.” – Joe Biden

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