Patriotic Quotes

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God!  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

“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

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

“Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”  Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII, 1782

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

“On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” – Thomas Jefferson