I’m a universal patriot…my country is the world.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
No body is a looser either he is a Winner or a Learner
What we call patriotism, in other words, is a calculable force which, released by a predictable situation, will animate man in a manner no different from other territorial species.
Reluctant hero, drafted again each Fourth
of July, I’ll bow and remember you. Who
shall we follow next? Who shall we kill
Mankind were intended to be happy… that government being only the means of securing freedom and happiness to the people, whenever it deviates from this end, and their freedom and happiness are in great danger of being irrevocably lost, the government is no longer entitled to their allegiance. (“The Principles of an American Whig”-1777)
Be it remembered, that liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we have not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
It is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during ‘God save the King’ than of stealing from a poor box
One cannot worship the false god of nationalism and the God of Christianity at the same time. .