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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Patriotism

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

So I'm a week late on the theme again. I tend to do that with holiday themes. I should have done this last week, but oh well! This week's theme is quotes about patriotism.

"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."--Bill Vaughan

"Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost."--Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

"Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.--David McCullough, John Adams

"Guard against the impostures of pretend patriotism."--George Washington

"Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventative of crime."--George Barrow

What's your favorite quote about patriotism? Do you have one to add?

1 comment:

  1. I will work on embracing my next ticket! It's true though-- we may get irritated by some facets of our freedom, but overall, works remarkably well.