"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."
-- Mark Twain
"Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood, the things that made America . The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life." -- Theodore Roosevelt
"One cannot be an American by going about saying one is an American. It is necessary to feel America , like America , love America and then work." -- Georgia O'Keefe
"True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt