"Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Herbert Croly on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Herbert Croly on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Herbert Croly on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Herbert Croly on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Herbert Croly on Mahatma Gandhi
"The American economic, political, and social organization has given to its citizens the benefits of material prosperity, political liberty, and a wholesome natural equality and this achievement is a gain, not only to Americans, but to the world and to civilization."
"The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights."
"Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved."
"The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise."
"The average American is nothing if not patriotic."