“ I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. ”

- Bob Dylan

“ Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere. ”

- Chaim Potok

“ It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can. ”

- R. Lee Ermey

“ Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. ”

- Joe Barton

“ Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! ”

- Patrick Henry

“ This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear. ”

- Kenny Marchant

“ 1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves. ”

- Rosa DeLauro

“ When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. ”

- Chris Kyle

“ For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism. ”

- Earl Warren

“ I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God. ”

- Robert E. Lee

“ 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

“ I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism. ”

- Ted Cruz

“ Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism. ”

- Joe Biden

“ Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. ”

- Ted Cruz

“ I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility. ”

- Ted Cruz

“ One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you. ”

- Scott Ritter

“ I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother's feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family. ”

- Sukarno

“ If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit. ”

- Bill Kristol

“ Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. ”

- Ron Paul