“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity and worth of every individual.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The opportunity to earn a dollar in a factory just now is worth infinitely more than the opportunity to spend a dollar in an opera house.” – Calvin Coolidge

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Citizenship is not just about who you are, it’s about what you do.” – Brian Schatz

“America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests, and teach us what it means to be citizens.” – George W. Bush

“We, the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” – Barack Obama

“Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.” – John F. Kennedy

“The flag does not represent any race or any particular religious sect or any political party. It is the symbol of our great Republic.” – Bernard Baruch

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The duties of citizenship are wide and varied. But the obligation to serve one’s community to make it a better place is central to our nature as Americans.” – Chris Van Hollen

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

“America is not just a country; it’s an idea, an idea that’s bigger than any one person or any one people.” – Bono

“The strength of our country is the strength of its people.” – George Washington

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” – John F. Kennedy

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.” – Donald Trump

“The only way to deal with this life is to accept it and accept the fact that every individual is valuable, and that we are each a living symbol of the Universal Father.” – Helen Keller

“No other flag in the world has such an unique combination of geometrical shapes, such bold, bright colors and such instantly recognizable symbols.” – Paul Fussell

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.” – Baruch Spinoza

“No-one in this country should be denied medical care for lack of funds, no-one should go broke because they get sick, and no-one should die because they cannot afford treatment.” – Bernie Sanders

“The essence of America, that which really unites us, is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an Idea, and what an idea it is – that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” – Condoleezza Rice

“History reminds us that walls can be torn down, but liberty should remain as a constant beacon of light for all people.” – Hillary Clinton

“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.” – James Bryce

“We must remember that America was built by immigrants. The strength of this nation relies on the contributions of its diverse citizens.” – John Lewis

“The greatest thing about America, to me, is that we have the right to complain. Yes!” – Comedian/Actor Chris Rock

“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

“We are all immigrants to this land, and no one can claim rightful ownership or superiority over another. We are all equal under the laws of this country.” – Michelle Obama