Category Archives: Patriotism

We Have Therefore to Resolve to Conquer or Die…

George Washington

George Washington

“We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.” — George Washington, General Orders, 1776

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Hold on to the Constitution and to the Republic for Which it Stands…

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” — Daniel Webster

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These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls…

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” — Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No 1, 1776

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Tyranny, Like Hell, is Not Easily Conquered…

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776

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Our Nation is Poised for Greatness

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

“My fellow citizens, our nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right, and do it with all our might. Let history say of us: “These were golden years – when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best.” — Ronald Reagan, 2nd Inagural Address, January 21, 1985

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Every Child in America Should Be Acquainted with His Own Country…

Noah Webster

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country”. ― Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

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“Our Country Needs Patriots to Prevent Its Ruin…”

Samuel Adams

“If ever 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.” – Samuel Adams

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