"We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Francis John McConnell on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Francis John McConnell on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Francis John McConnell on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Francis John McConnell on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Francis John McConnell on John F. Kennedy