Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.


A boot from my own country let it even be patched.Modern Greek.

A brave and generous mind will shun no danger to save his prince and country.Turkish Spy.

A good citizen owes his life to his country.Russian.

A patriot is a fool in every age.Pope.

And for a country ’tis a bliss to die.Homer.

In such an enterprise, to die is rather
The dawn of an eternal day, than death.Byron.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.Johnson.

Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.Bolingbroke.

Protection and patriotism are reciprocal.Calhoun.

There is always a clinging to the land of one’s birth.Hans Andersen.

’Tis sweet to die for one’s country.

True patriots we, for be it understood,
We left our country for our country’s good.Barrington, of the people of Botany Bay.