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Patriotism Quotes

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Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first;
nationalism,
when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

 

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

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Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
- Ho Chi Minh

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
- Bertrand Russell

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

I realize that patriotism is not enough.
I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell

The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
- Nathan Hale

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

I define nothing.
Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending
our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

My films are always concerned with family,
friendship, honor, and patriotism.
- John Woo

Love and business and family and religion and art and
patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning,
is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive,
it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the
real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred,
and always stronger than internationalism.
- George Orwell

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally
is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism
on which its existence as a nation depends.
- Ambrose Bierce

Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
- Frank Knox

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal,
which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it.
I learned that patriotism includes protest,
not just military service.
- John F. Kerry

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has
a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious
spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
- Bruno Bauer

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
- Schuyler Colfax

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of
patriotism being used to hurt those who express views
in disagreement with that of the majority.
- Vic Snyder

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow
the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
- George Galloway

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues
of those who are opposed to us.
- Francis John McConnell

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty,
to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism,
without home, who has found his people everywhere.
- Chaim Potok

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever
outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
- Denis Diderot

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have.
We don't have something that I want to die for -
anymore.
- Jack Bowman

There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
- Robert Charles Winthrop

Men in authority will always think that criticism of
their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of
emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson

Patriotism.
Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
- Ambrose Bierce


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