Any other country...

"Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country."

-- Sinclair Lewis

Patriotism is easy to understand...

"Patriotism is easy to understand in America -- it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."

-- Calvin Coolidge

American blood

"You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world."

-- Herman Melville

Each man must for himself alone...

"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. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may."

-- Mark Twain

A real patriot...

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

-- Bill Vaughan
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