(Progressive Farmer Archives, 1942)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

We're blessed with the opportunity to stand for something -- for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.
Ronald Reagan

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

The patriot's blood is the seed of freedom's tree.
Thomas Campbell

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis

I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
Henry James

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Barack Obama

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:13-16 (KJV)

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
William Faulkner

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
Frederick Douglass

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers ... but with family picnics ... You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
Erma Bombeck

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln


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