To know the spirit of patriotism, you must look at your country. And when you look at your country, you must look at the people who shaped it. For patriotism ultimately springs from a country’s identity, and that identity is first molded by its creators.
Patriots themselves, America’s Founding Fathers spent their lives thinking about patriotism and liberty. Even though time has passed and things have changed, we can learn from their thoughts and writings on these subjects. Check out some of their famous quotes below!
- “A spirit of liberty and patriotism animates all degrees and denominations of men.”—James Madison
- “For true patriots to be silent, is dangerous.”—Samuel Adams
- “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”—George Washington
- “The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.”—Samuel Adams
- “If ever the time should come, when vain & aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”—Samuel Adams
- “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”—Alexander Hamilton
- “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”—Thomas Jefferson
- “However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.”—Alexander Hamilton
- “Equal laws protecting equal rights—the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”—James Madison
- “But a constitution of government once changed from freedom can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”—John Adams
These quotes were found in FoundingFatherQuotes.com’s database.
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