America was born of patriotism, as our Forefathers risked life and limb to break away from tyranny and bring forth a nation of freedom, peace, and equality. They gave everything to establish a state based on a little-known experiment called democracy.
For more than two hundred years, that nation has thrived, prospered, and endured. America has become a shining beacon of righteousness and has shared this gift to other countries and peoples of the world. And on many occasions, America has stood with her friends in times of desperation and need.
However, freedom and democracy have come, not without a high price. A vast number of men and women have paid the ultimate price to sustain those two ideals, and America was blessed for having an abundance of patriots throughout the years.
Yes, there were times of doubt and uncertainties that the nation has faced in the past. And most of the time, the citizens’ love for their country overcame the divisions and misunderstandings to reunite the nation once again. There were also instances of confusion, unrest, and hatred, but patriotism soothed these unwanted feelings and laid them to rest, if not for good, then at least in a dormant fashion.
In a world that’s comparatively ‘quieter’ and more ‘civilized,’ patriotism is not just manifested through giving up one’s life for one’s country. However, the latter is unfortunately still occurring, albeit less in magnitude.
Patriotism now has many forms. Aside from serving in the nation’s Armed Services, others enter law enforcement; some dabble in politics to serve the country, many become teachers to be able to mold future generations of Americans.
A vast number of those who chose to become doctors, nurses, health workers, and paramedics have shown their love for the country by braving the risks of the pandemic to help the inflicted. Unfortunately, many have made the extreme sacrifice in showing that love.
You may then ask, “What can I do to prove my love for my country?” The short answer is to be the best of who you are. Remember to give your utmost, whenever, and wherever you may be.
No matter how trivial you think, your work or place in society is, you can make a difference by doing the best and going the extra mile. Most of the so-called heroes in history are ordinary men and women who did extraordinary feats. More importantly, they accomplished their duties without asking or expecting anything in return.
As a final note, one sublime symbol of our nation is our flag, the American Flag, or “Old Glory.” The utmost respect should be shown to her at all times. Try to display our flag proudly in your homes, offices, cars, and other places or circumstances (of course, always adhering to the US Flag Code).
Read our best-collected country love quotes to get inspiration and know the value of independence.
Country Love Quotes
In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don’t know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George S. Patton
I’ve always fought for my country, in my own way, showing that Filipinos are a strong people and can do anything that they put their minds to.
What this country needs is a credit card for charging things to experience.
Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is.
The trip to Iraq confirmed that I made the right decision when I voted against lending Iraq the $18 billion the United States plans to use to help rebuild the country.
We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world – including in my own country.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women.
No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together.
We as a country have to do some soul-searching.
Forget startup companies. The next frontier is startup countries.
The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them.
I wish the country had fewer lawyers and more engineers.
I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules.
The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
Life, lift the full goblet–away with all sorrow– The circle of friendship what freedom would sever? To-day is our own, and a fig for to-morrow– Here’s to the Fourth and our country forever.
Franklin P. Adams
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Every country that has experimented with women in actual combat has abandoned the idea, and the notion that Israel uses women in combat is a feminist myth.
Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.
Not that money is a driving force. It’s an honor to play for your country.
I grew up in a house full of books, and we belonged to the Country Lending Service – each month the State Library would send us a parcel of books by train.
You are my country, Desdemona. … My Egypt. My hot, harrowing desert and my cool, verdant Nile, infinitely lovely and unfathomable and sustaining.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
As our country bled . . . its leader’s wife came to this podium piously to call for a new human order, this when thousands of Filipinos were political prisoners.
In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and a common destiny.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
Louis D. Brandeis
My love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned.
A great man, tender of heart, strong of nerve, boundless patience and broadest sympathy, with no motive apart from his country.
The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.
[Michelle Malkin] has been supporting a party which includes most of the idiots in this country who would judge her entirely and exclusively on her [Filipino] appearance.
Nonprofit status is what created the Bible Belt. The tax code brought religion back to this country.
The relation between the white and colored people of this country is the great, paramount, imperative, and all-commanding question for this age and nation to solve.
A true patriot will defend his country from its government.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Friendship among nations, as among individuals, calls for constructive efforts to muster the forces of humanity in order that an atmosphere of close understanding and cooperation may be cultivated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be ‘happy’. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something to have made some difference that you lived at all.
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
America’s Armed Forces are an essential background to much of what the U.S. accomplishes internationally.
Richard N. Haass
At a certain time in our existential experience, we must just not want better for ourselves, but for our country and the success of our countrymen.
Henry Johnson Jr.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Never was a country worth living in unless its sons and daughters were of that stern stuff which bade them die for it at need; and never yet was a country worth dying for unless its sons and daughters thought of life not as something concerned only with the selfish evanescence of the individual, but as a link in the great chain of creation and causation, so that each person is seen in his true relations as an essential part of the whole, whose life must be made to serve the larger and continuing life of the whole.
John Gabriel Hunt
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
The greatness of a country is not measured by wars that are won, by territory annexed or even the size of a deficit. It is measured by the beauty of the artwork by talented hands, the sounds of the music created from the heart and by the wonder of the eyes and ears beholding them in joy. Art and music are the windows of the soul of any country. The greater the art created, the greater the country.
Clarrissa Lee Moon
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
Even if my country does seem to have forgotten me, I have always thought about it.
Those who serve in our Armed Forces do so from a profound sense of duty to secure liberty for their fellow Americans. They enlist to serve their fellow citizens who express their will through elected representatives, not an unaccountable defense establishment.
America is a leap of the imagination. From its beginning, people had only a persistent idea of what a good country should be. The idea involved freedom, equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.
Contrary to what most of Hollywood will tell you, the men and women of our armed forces are the best among us. Not only because of how they serve but because they are able to find the best in each other… And they are able to encapsulate the best in all of us.
The truest test of civilization is not the census, size of cities, or crops; but the kind of man the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
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.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
The success of any country relies on the commitment of its leaders to serve others.
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.
It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do.
The best of our nation is exemplified by our nation’s veterans who embody what it means to put service above self. Who have sacrificed their own personal interests out of a greater love for our people and our country.
Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit.
I do not care whether you’re a democrat or you’re a republican or an independent. We must pull for the people who are wearing the uniform of the armed forces. These people weren’t drafted. They enlisted because they believe.
Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The freedoms and prosperity we enjoy in America are thanks to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.
He serves his party best who serves his country best.
Rutherford B. Hayes
To be sure, the United States will be eternally proud of our civilian leaders and the men and women of our armed forces who served in World War II for their sacrifice at a time of maximum peril to our country and our world.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and first responders serving both at home and abroad in the war against terrorism.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
The U.S. Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world.
The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.
I have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nation’s Armed Forces. I have such a profound respect for what they do day in and day out.
My country is not just my soil, but it is also my soul that breathes in my body. I am the strongest advocate of my land and people, wherever I am. It does not matter, how bitterly I criticize them, even though, they are my real love and respect.
As the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the Armed Forces, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices our women and men have made in Iraq, and continue to make in Afghanistan.
The country does not live unless we make the leap from our tribe or focus group or gated community or demographic, and land on the shaky platform of that idea of a good country which all kinds of different people share.
We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and ever one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.
During their service, men and women in our Armed Forces live by a common creed, promising never to leave a soldier behind. We should live by the same principle. When our veterans are asked to travel hundreds of miles for care that’s offered right next door, we simply aren’t living up to that standard, and something has to change.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
The brave men and women who have served – and those who continue to serve – our armed forces have selflessly sacrificed for our nation, and we owe it to them to provide the best services and protections available when they’re overseas and after they return home.
Our home villages with the hills, mountains, and forests, the lakes and ponds, rivers and streams, waterfall and fjords. The smell of new hay in summer, of birches in spring, of the sea, and the big forest, and even the biting winter cold. Everything… Norwegian songs and music and so much, much more. That’s our Fatherland and that’s what we have to struggle to get back.
The young people I work with every day and serve the nation in the armed forces in general, and the Marine Corps in particular, have broken the mold and stepped out as men and women of character who are making their own way in life while protecting ours.
John F. Kelly
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
One thing I just want to say to the military families – while you might not wear a uniform, I know – we all know, teh nation knows – that you serve and sacrifice right alongside of your loved ones. And we are so grateful and proud of all of you for your service to this nation.
Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country by loving your tribe or party. You can’t love your country by putting your-self interest first than that of your country’s.
Henry Johnson Jr.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
Citizens are not born, but made.
Behind every strong soldier, there is an even stronger family who stands with them, supports them, and loves them with all their heart.
We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.
You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.
Carl Gustav Jung
When we see people as human and not citizens of another country, we fulfill the values of humanity.
Jeffrey G. Duarte
The soldier is the army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.
Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?
He loves his country best who strives to make it best.
Robert G. Ingersoll
I love my country, not my government.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a subcontinent of nationalities.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
If any country wishes to be great, the citizens must pursue godliness.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today’s military rejects include tomorrow’s hard-core unemployed.
John F. Kennedy
When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Nothing can be more hurtful to the service than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
I think we’re always trying to recapture that feeling of being a country of superheroes.
Catherynne M. Valente
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.
Our military leaders don’t seize power in coups; our soldiers and sailors don’t go on strike for higher pay or benefits; our armed forces don’t weigh in on the political process. In return, Americans have a sacred duty to treat them honorably.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
A country without vision runs into every direction.
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