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    Patriotic Quotes/Quotations Page 1

    "This is essentially a people's contest... whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men - to lift artificial weights from all shoulders - to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all - to afford all, an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life."
    - Abraham Lincoln
    Message to congress, July 4, 1861

    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
    - Thoreau

    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal'".
    - Martin Luther King Jr.

    "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."
    - Abraham Lincoln, 1858

    The New Frontier
    Are you a politician who says to himself: "I will use my country for my own benefit"?...
    Or are you a devoted patriot, who whispers in the ear of his inner self: "I love to serve my country as a faithful servant."?
    - Kahlil Gibran

    "Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man."
    - Thomas Tusser

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

    "One of the great attractions o patriotism - it fulfils our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
    - Aldous Huxley

    Sylvia's Lovers
    "That kind of patriotism which consists in hating all other nations."
    - Elizabeth Gaskell

    "True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else."
    - Clarence Darrow

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