How many patriotic thoughts can you match to their right source?

1. Remember, freedom converts a grub into a butterfly!


Sir Walter Scott, Scottish poet

2. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!


Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States

3. The four pillars of government are religion, justice, counsel, and treasure.


Francis Bacon, English author

4. Respect all religions. Love one’s country, love freedom.


Brigham Young, second president of the Church

5. My last wishes are for the happiness of our homeland.


Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist

6. A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.


Simón Bolívar, South American statesman

7. Soldiers must do the fighting, but God will give the victory.


Joseph F. Smith, sixth president of the Church

8. Breathes there the man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, “This is my own, my native land!”


Joan of Arc, French national heroine

9. I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred toward anyone.


Edith Cavell, English nurse

10. Patriotism should be sought for and will be found in right living, not in high sounding phrases or words. True patriotism is part of the solemn obligation that belongs both to the nation, to the individual, and to the home.


Patrick Henry, United States patriot

11. We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside.


George Santayana, Spanish poet

12. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men in all lands everywhere.


D&C 134:5

13. Individual self-government lies at the root of all true and effective government, whether in heaven or on earth.


José de San Martín, South American statesman


Show References

  • (1) Henrik Ibsen, (2) Patrick Henry, (3) Francis Bacon, (4) José de San Martín, (5) Simón Bolívar, (6) George Santayana, (7) Joan of Arc, (8) Sir Walter Scott, (9) Edith Cavell, (10) Joseph F. Smith, (11) D&C 134:5, (12) Abraham Lincoln, (13) Brigham Young.