“ I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. ”

- James A. Baldwin

“ These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. ”

- Michael N. Castle

“ A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. ”

- George William Curtis

“ I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. ”

- Bob Riley

“ Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. ”

- George Washington

“ True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going. ”

- Robert Reich

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

- James Bryce

“ There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism. ”

- Michael Ignatieff

“ There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism. ”

- Robert Charles Winthrop

“ Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose. ”

- Frank Knox

“ Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. ”

- Pete Hegseth

“ On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag! ”

- Alexander Henry

“ America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor. ”

- Paul Tsongas

“ May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country. ”

- Zebulon Pike

“ The heroes of Flight 93 won the first battle in the War on Terror, and they should never be forgotten. ”

- Jim Ramstad

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Nathan Hale

“ My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. ”

- Alexander Smith