"I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."
- John Diefenbaker
"Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not to state directed -- something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure."
- Paul Kopas
"Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's contry. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better."
- Agnes Macphail
"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument to-day, and for aye."
- Thomas Dunn English
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
- Jose Narosky
"We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we'll know what it is to be Canadian."
- Adrienne Clarkson
"Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die."
- Pierre Trudeau