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The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins. ...
by Clara Barton

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

Related topics: Patriotism

I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing,
but if paid at all, I shall never do a man's work for less than a man's pay.
- Clara Barton

I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
- Clara Barton

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need,
and will often accomplish that which,
their opposites, with a fortune at hand,
will fail to do.
- Clara Barton

 

This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for.
I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front.
If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers.
- Clara Barton

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish,
must originate in the recognition of some evil that
is adding to the sum of human suffering,
or diminishing the sum of happiness.
- Clara Barton

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it,
and while our soldiers can stand and fight,
I can stand and feed and nurse them.
- Clara Barton

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Everybody's business is nobody's business,
and nobody's business is my business.
- Clara Barton

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
- Clara Barton

A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him,
cutting through the sleeve and passing through his
chest from shoulder to shoulder.
There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest.
I have never mended that hole in my sleeve.
- Clara Barton

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent,
and a faith in the possibility of something better.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent.
I go for anything new that might improve the past.
- Clara Barton

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

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

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

A politician will do anything to keep his job,
even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

These manly sentiments, in private life,
make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
- James Otis

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
- William Cowper

I think it's dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act,
like they've been obstructing everything else,
is bad for them politically.
- Karl Rove

The Patriot Act addresses various subjects.
Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security.
- Mike Honda

The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success
in the war on terror here at home.
- Mike Pence

The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
- John Ashcroft

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand,
and up starts a patriot.
- Robert Walpole

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over...
is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the
Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of
Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God,
who acknowledges Him in all his ways,
has the promise of Almighty direction,
and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
- Francis Scott Key

A steady patriot of the world alone,
The friend of every country but his own.
- George Canning

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago,
there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth
and implications on due process and privacy.
- Howard Berman

One of the first items of Congressional business in
2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
- Roger Wicker

I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance
needed to protect our freedom and security.
- Bill Owens

Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of
the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights.
Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
- Roger Wicker

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot
would ever think of saying except in a desperate case.
It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights,
makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
- Thomas J. Jackson

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian,
a loyal friend; provided, of course,
he really is dead.
- Voltaire

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence
agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged
with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
- Chris Chocola

Today it is becoming harder to speak out,
with the inception of the Patriot Act,
the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
- Frank Serpico

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

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

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated
a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism,
it's a four-year story.
- Neil Young

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a
descendant of Joseph McCarthy.
- Howard Dean

People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately
in the wake of September 11.
What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.
- Robert Mueller

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
- John Dryden

NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade
as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.
- Michael Badnarik

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

I'm a patriot of the heart.
- Sylvester Stallone

No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight
face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment.
- Peter Camejo

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
- Jim Gerlach

In the last four years under the Patriot Act,
we have seen a great increase in the ability of law
enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists.
- Mike Pence

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
- Thomas Campbell

I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot
Games because it was the biggest,
longest second unit up to that point.
It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew.
- David R. Ellis

Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks,
the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law
enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats
to our families and communities.
- Jim Gerlach

Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act,
it was very difficult - often impossible -
for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency,
with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies,
and likewise, for them to share information with us.
- Robert Mueller

Decisive action has been taken on the home front with
passage of the USA Patriot Act,
which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement
agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
- Roger Wicker

Congress and the White House are working out their
scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill
that has more pages than the U.S.
Constitution has words.
I guarantee you that not a single member of the House
or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation
any more than they understood all the implications
of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001.
- Butch Otter

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects
to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist,
and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to
hand it over to the government for safekeeping.
- L. Neil Smith

The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's
ability to share intelligence information,
made better use of technology, and provided terrorism
investigators tools that have long been available in
cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime.
- Michael K. Simpson

Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions,
by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government
agencies to share information with each other was limited,
which kept investigators from fully understanding what
terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks.
- Chris Chocola

To me a real patriot is like a real friend.
Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth.
That's who my real friends are.
So, you know, I think as far as our country goes,
we need more people who will do that.
- Bill Maher

Every American, regardless of their background,
has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion.
Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will
reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone
our basic Constitutional rights.
- Pete Stark

Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means
to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S.
Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence,
national defense, and law enforcement agencies from
working together and sharing information.
- Roger Wicker

The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement,
intelligence, and national defense communities from
talking and coordinating their work to protect the
American people and our national security.
- Jon Porter

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
- Winston Churchill

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie


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