Topics - Patriotism


Quote 141Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Quote 230Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Quote 275Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Quote 308Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Quote 335Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
Quote 569A 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...
Quote 795Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Quote 965We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
Quote 1289Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Quote 1427Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. - Oscar Wilde
Quote 1623I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
Quote 2045Can 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 ...
Quote 2211I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Quote 2489It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Quote 2605I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Quote 2787A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Quote 3489True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Quote 3563Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
Quote 3939It 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 s...
Quote 4122I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Quote 4136Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Quote 4723I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Quote 8123You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Quote 8352It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Quote 8393I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
Quote 8456Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Quote 8497We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Quote 8509A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Quote 9378I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Quote 9384The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
Quote 9615I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Quote 9735My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Quote 9754The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Quote 9913Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
Quote 10109The 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 pl...
Quote 10278The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
Quote 10446There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
Quote 10685Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. - Blaise Pascal
Quote 10747The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spr...
Quote 10815No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of pat...
Quote 10906To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Quote 11305The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Quote 11940Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Quote 12211They 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 t...
Quote 12478The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Quote 12513Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
Quote 12773It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Quote 12894Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Quote 13282The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
Quote 13342Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Quote 13364On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Quote 13806The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Quote 14053Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.