“What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.” ~ Hubert Humphrey

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” ~John Quincy Adams

“A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.” ~ George Santayana

“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” ~Daniel Webster

“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.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.” ~Jack Kerouac

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” ~Thomas Jefferson

“America is not just a country, it’s an idea!” ~Bono

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

“To the founding fathers; as you gaze down upon us from the heavens above, know that we have never forgotten the gift of freedom you bestowed upon a nation.” ~Alan Loren

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” ~William J. Clinton

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr

“The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of america is justice and securing the blessings of liberty.” ~George F. Will

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

“Freedom is more than just a patriotic concept; it is the purest intent of our design. Be you. Be free. Be nice.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“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

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” ~Louis D. Brandeis

“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” ~Sinclair Lewis

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.” ~ Henry James

“I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.” ~ Marian Anderson

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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