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"Oh, please, ma'am," he finally stammered, "ask me somethin' else."
"Something else, Jimmy? Why should I do that?"
"The fellers was talkin' 'bout it yesterday," replied Jimmy, "Pat McGee said it was discovered by an Irish saint. Olaf, he said it was a sailor from Norway, and Giovanni said it was Columbus, an' if you'd a-seen what happened you wouldn't ask a little feller like me."
Our country! When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right!--_Carl Schurz_.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.--_Stephen Decatur_.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.--_Robert C. Winthrop_.
Patriotic exercises and flag worship will avail nothing unless the states give to their people of the kind of government that arouses patriotism.--_Franklin Pierce II_.
WILLIS--"I wonder if there will ever be universal peace."
GILLIS--"Sure. All they've got to do is to get the nations to agree that in case of war the winner pays the... Decatur, Stephen
Source: Toast given at Norfolk, see Mackenzie's "Life of Stephen Decatur" · Source: STEPHEN DECATUR, toast at a dinner in Norfolk, Virginia, April 1816.Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, Life of Stephen Decatur, p. 295 .Niles Weekly Register, published in Baltimore, Maryland, gave a slightly different version in its April 20, 1816, issue . A number of the toasts at the dinner for Decatur were included, probably reprinted from a Virginia newspaper, and Decaturs appeared as: Our countryIn her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right, and always successful, right or wrong. · Excerpt from Henrik Ibsen · This quote is about patriotism · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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