Thursday, May 12, 2005

Patriotic Quotes (USA)

  Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.  ~Giuseppe Mazzini There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  ~Archibald MacLeish National honor is national property of the highest value.  ~James Monroe, first inaugural address, 4 March 1817 How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.  ~Paul Sweeney May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven.  ~David Lloyd George Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Poet," Essays, Second Series, 1844 If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish The cement of this union is the h

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