True patriots all, for be it understood, we left our country for our country's good.
He was the bravest citizen of Rome that did most love and best serve his country; and he the saint among the Jews who most loved Zion.
Whene'er our country calls, friends, sons, and sires should yield their treasure up, nor own a sense beyond the public safety.
The age of virtuous politics is past, and we are deep in that of cold pretence.—Patriots are grown too shrewd to be sincere, and we too wise to trust them.
When was public virtue to be found where private was not? Can he love the whole who loves no part? He be a nation's friend, who is, in truth, the friend of no man there? Who slights the charities for whose dear sake, that country, if at all, must be beloved?
Of the whole sum of human life no small part is that which consists of a man's relations to his country, and his feelings concerning it.
The patriot's boast, where'er we roam, his first, best country ever is at home
Our country's welfare is our first concern, and who promotes that best, best proves his duty.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I have learned by much observation, that nothing will satisfy a patriot but a place.
My country claims me all, claims every passion; her liberty henceforth be all my thought; for her, my life, I'd willingly resign, and say with transport that the gain was mine.
Stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.
The love of country produces good manners; and good manners, love of country.—The less we satisfy our individual passions, the more we leave to our general.
Millions for defence, out not one cent for tribute.
There can be no affinity nearer than our country.
I do love my country's good with a respect more tender, more holy and profound than mine own life.
Be just and fear not; let all the ends thou aimest at, be thy country's, thy God's, and truth's.
Had I a dozen sons,—each in my love alike,—I had rather have eleven die nobly for their country, than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear to our native country, is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Love of country is one of the loftiest virtues; and so treason against it has been considered among the most damning sins.
After what I owe to God, nothing should be more dear or more sacred than the love and respect I owe to my country.
National enthusiasm is the great nursery of genius.
The noblest motive is the public good.
Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever.
Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.