Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: America and Patriotism.

The repository contains 23 quotes in the category “America and Patriotism.”
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As he wrote in his diary during the first night the White House was open, November 1, 1800:

Before I end my Letter I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.

President John Adams
1735 — 1826

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.

President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919

The chief business of the American people is business.

President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

President John F. Kennedy
1917 — 1963

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

In America, the young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

America reminds me of one of Edgar Allan Poe’s exquisite poems, because it is full of belles.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

The English have really everything in common with the Americans, except, of course, language.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

I anticipate the Day when to command Respect in the remotest Regions it will be sufficient to say I am an American.

Dr. Benjamin Rush
1745 — 1813


We can always count on the British. Except for the Revolutionary War they’ve been perfect.

Mel Brooks
1926 —     

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce
1842 — 1914?

A small town is a place where there’s no place to go where you shouldn’t.


America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for a dollar and use it up in two weeks.

John Barrymore
1882 — 1942

Remember, I taught Bill and Hillary Clinton when they were at Yale. Let me rephrase that. Bill and Hillary Clinton were in the room when I was teaching at Yale.

Judge Robert H. Bork
1927 — 2012

How prophetic L’Enfant was when he laid out Washington, D.C., as a city that goes around in circles.

John Mason Brown
1900 — 1969

When asked by a Canadian customs agent if he had anything to declare:

Sure. I’m proud to be an American.

Steve Foster
1966 —     

You know what they say about Chicago. If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.

Ralph Kiner
1922 — 2014

America is a land which fought for freedom and then began passing laws to get rid of it.

MAD Magazine

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Earl Bertrand Russell
1872 — 1970

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