27 May 2019

Musings On Patriotism

"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~

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."

~Harry S. Truman~

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

~James Bryce~
"My fellow American, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

~John F. Kennedy~

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

~Charles de Gaulle~

"In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

~Martin Luther King~

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  1. Those are some great quotes. Despite the imperfections, America is still a great country and we are blessed with so many great freedoms that other countries don't enjoy.

  2. Excellent quotes.

    Have a fabulous Memorial Day, my friend. ♥

  3. I have a feeling that Americans are allowed to feel more patriotism than Europeans. Here it's more easily interpreted the wrong way. Anyway, I find we feel the more patriotic the further we travel away from our homeland. Last night my country won the world championship in ice hockey. I've hardly ever watched the sport, but now I did with great excitement and enthusiasm!

    1. Interesting perspective! I'm not sure Americans are "allowed" to feel more patriotism. I think we do tend to exhibit it more than other nations. It is funny how patriotic you can feel when your national team wins something :) Well done to you for the ice hockey win.

  4. How i hope we can rustle up some of that unbeatable determination to solve some of the problems our country and our world are facing!

  5. Wonderful quotes. Amazing people that spoke them. ❤️

    1. It was interesting to go through them all and see all the different perspectives / quotes over time.


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