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patriotism quotes (48)

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

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
Richard Aldington   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
Clara Barton   Category: Patriotism

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

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

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

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

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   Category: Patriotism

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
William J. Clinton   Category: Patriotism

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

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
Herbert Croly   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow   Category: Patriotism

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

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

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Friedrich Durrenmatt   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

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

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

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   Category: Patriotism

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

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
Michael Ignatieff   Category: Patriotism

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

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

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy   Category: Patriotism

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

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   Category: Patriotism

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Ho Chi Minh   Category: Patriotism

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

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

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   Category: Patriotism

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Bob Riley   Category: Patriotism

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

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

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

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

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   Category: Patriotism

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

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

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   Category: Patriotism

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

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   Category: Patriotism

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   Category: Patriotism

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington   Category: Patriotism

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Howard Zinn   Category: Patriotism