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America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. George H. W. Bush
I swear in front of my mother’s grave and in the presence of God, that I shall not hesitate to join her if this be necessary for the defense of the sovereignty which the nation has won at the cost of so much blood. I deem it a debt of conscience and honor to give my life for the sake of national sovereignty. Kemal Ataturk
A good chief gives, he does not take. Mohawk Indian Tribe
The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself; but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you even into eternity. Marcus Garvey
I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. Ayn Rand
The trouble is that we live in a culture where individuation and instant gratification are kings--and civic work requires selflessness and patience. Ralph Nader
If being ‘selfless’ means a woman must give up her own inner identity and personal growth, that understanding of selflessness is wrong. … But today’s liberationist model goes too far the other way, stereotyping women as excessively independent of their families. A more sensible view is that husbands and wives are interdependent with each other. … The critics who moved mothers from dependence to independence skipped the fertile middle ground of interdependence. Those who moved mothers from selflessness to selfishness skipped the fertile middle ground of self-chosen service that contributes toward a woman’s personal growth. Because of these excesses, debates about the value of motherhood have, ironically, caused the general society to discount not only mothers but women in general. Bruce C. Hafen
Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism. Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality. George Orwell
The noblest art is that of making others happy. P. T. Barnum

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