quotes tagged with 'patriot'

Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers,
You left behind your sisters and your brothers.
Leaving your beloved children and wives,
You put on hold, your dreams—your lives.

On foreign soil, you found yourself planted
To fight for those whose freedom you granted.
Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost
But you carried onward, no matter the cost.

Many horrors you had endured and seen.
Many faces had haunted your dreams.
You cheered as your enemies littered the ground;
You cried as your brothers fell all around.

When it was over, you all came back home,
Some were left with memories to face all alone;
Some found themselves in the company of friends
As their crosses cast shadows across the land.

Those who survived were forever scarred
Emotionally, physically, permanently marred.
Those who did not now sleep eternally
‘Neath the ground they had given their lives to keep free.

With a hand upon my heart,
I feel The pride and respect; my reverence is revealed
In the tears that now stream down my upturned face
As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace.

Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave
Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid.
Every day, I give my utmost admiration
To those who had fought to defend our nation.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom war soldier patriot military poem anonymous ultimatesacrifice 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Author: Nathan Hale, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in patriot regret country NathanHale lastwords 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Author: General Charles deGaulle, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in patriotism love patriot hate nationalism charlesdegaulle 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Patriotism means loving our country, not the government.

Author: Michael Cloud, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government patriot country michaelcloud 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It must never be unpatriotic to support your country against your government. It must always be unpatriotic to support your government against your country.

Author: Stephen T. Byington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government patriot country stephentbyington patriotic unpatriotic 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated, and scorned.  When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

Author: Mark Twain, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in success controversy challenge marktwain change patriot brave timid scarce 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Author: George Washington, Source: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796Saved by ImaWriterIII in patriotism patriot georgewashington 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Patriotism, to the patriot hero, does not consist in aiding the government of his country in every base or stupid act it may perform, but rather in paralyzing its power when it violates vested rights, affronts instituted justice, and assumes undelegated authority.

Author: Edwin P. Whipple, Source: Character and Characteristic Men, p. 114Saved by cboyack in liberty government freedom patriotism authority activism justice patriot 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon. I seek opportunity to develop whatever talents God gave me-not security. I do not wish to be kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any earthly master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say- 'This, with God's help, I have done.' All this is what it means to be an American.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: General Conference, April 1969Saved by cboyack in liberty government freedom america socialism success life character work talent activism citizen dream risk personality patriot common peculiar dole utopia heritage 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
Author: Thomas Campbell, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in freedom patriot 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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