Henry Cabot Lodge Quotes

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.

Constitutions and laws will prevail over much, and allegiance to them is a high duty, but when they come into conflict with a deep-rooted moral sentiment, and with the principles of liberty and humanity, they must be modified, or else they will be broken to pieces.

The American idea is a free church in a free state, and a free and unsectarian public school in every ward and every village with its door wide open to children of all races and every creed.

Mere vapouring and boasting become a nation as little as a man.

There is no nation on earth so dangerous as a nation fully armed, and bankrupt at home.

I would rather see the United States respected than loved by other nations.

Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. If a man is going to be an American at all, let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the […]

The United States is the world’s best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.