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The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
by Herbert Croly

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent
with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The first phase of American political history was characterized
by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans,
and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter.
- Herbert Croly

The popular will cannot be taken for granted,
it must be created.
- Herbert Croly

 

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic
enthusiasm and good faith.
- Herbert Croly

Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness,
the United States would never have been the Land of Promise.
- Herbert Croly

In Jefferson's mind democracy was tantamount to extreme individualism.
- Herbert Croly

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When Jefferson and the Republicans rallied to the Union
and to the existing Federalist organization,
the fabric of traditional American democracy was almost completely woven.
- Herbert Croly

The years between 1800 and 1825 were distinguished,
so far as our domestic development was concerned,
by the growth of the Western pioneer Democracy in power and self-consciousness.
- Herbert Croly

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically
absolute popular government,
but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
- Herbert Croly

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word,
and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the
foregoing mixture of optimism,
fatalism, and conservatism.
- Herbert Croly

Let it be immediately added, however,
that this economic independence and prosperity has
always been absolutely associated in the American mind
with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation,
and much matter for regret and humiliation.
- Herbert Croly

Unless the great majority of Americans not only have,
but believe they have, a fair chance,
the better American future will be dangerously compromised.
- Herbert Croly

The only fruitful promise of which the life of any
individual or any nation can be possessed,
is a promise determined by an ideal.
- Herbert Croly

When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal,
whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work,
the effect thereof is substantially to identify the
national purpose with the social problem.
- Herbert Croly

So far I, at least, have no fault to find with implications
of Hamilton's Federalism,
but unfortunately his policy was in certain other respects
tainted with a more doubtful tendency.
- Herbert Croly

Our country was thereby saved from the consequences
of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy,
and its merely legal conception of nationality.
It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it,
that the Union was preserved.
- Herbert Croly

The more consciously democratic Americans became,
however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land,
which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity
guaranteed by free institutions.
- Herbert Croly

The combination of Federalism and Republicanism which
formed the substance of the system,
did not constitute a progressive and formative political principle,
but it pointed in the direction of a constructive formula.
- Herbert Croly

The American economic, political, and social organization
has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity,
political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality;
and this achievement is a gain,
not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization.
- Herbert Croly

The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is,
of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic;
and the actual achievement of the American nation points
towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal.
- Herbert Croly

To the European immigrant - that is,
to the aliens who have been converted into Americans
by the advantages of American life -
the Promise of America has consisted largely in the
opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity.
- Herbert Croly

The interest which lay behind Federalism was that of
well-to-do citizens in a stable political and social order,
and this interest aroused them to favor and to seek
some form of political organization which was capable
of protecting their property and promoting its interest.
- Herbert Croly

The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith,
but also of political fears.
It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest
and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
- Herbert Croly

The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the
political structure of their opponents is of an importance
hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states.
- Herbert Croly

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love,
selflessness, and kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Education is a method whereby
one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

No matter how many goals you have achieved,
you must set your sights on a higher one.
- Jessica Savitch

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Success is like death.
The more successful you become, the higher the houses
in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
- Kevin Spacey

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Higher education is not growing fast enough to meet the needs of Nevada.
- James E. Rogers

The news media are, for the most part,
the bringers of bad news...
and it's not entirely the media's fault,
bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
- Peter McWilliams

Swifter, higher, stronger.
- Pierre de Coubertin

In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

Maybe the higher echelons of my range aren't as easily accessible,
but that's OK; you change the key.
- Elaine Paige

That science has long been neglected and declining in England,
is not an opinion originating with me,
but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.
- Charles Babbage

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Historically, America has answered to a higher authority.
- Lee Greenwood

Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher
than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware
of the effects of attention.
- Keith Henson

Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is
a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration
from a source higher than himself.
- John Philip Sousa

It was time to raise the bar higher,
or lower if you're doing limbo.
- Tre Cool

The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things,
the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
- Anna C. Brackett

The higher one climbs the lonelier one is.
- Mary Barnett Gilson


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