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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

- Edward Abbey




Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.

- Thomas Jefferson



Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

- Oscar Wilde



Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

- John F. Kennedy



You don’t play for the crowd, you play for the country.

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni



The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.

- Thomas Paine



Democracy is government of, by and for the people

- Abraham Lincoln



Freedom lies in being bold.

- Robert Frost



We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

- William Faulkner



In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns.

- Benjamin Franklin



Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

- Abraham Lincoln



The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

- Abraham Lincoln



As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

- Abraham Lincoln