Patriotism Quotes

“The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”
― Criss Jami

“The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.”
― Aberjhani

“There are temptations more attractive than angels. Liberty, Patriotism, the good of humanity – words like that are the silver scales of the Tempter’s flaming wings”
― Alfred De Musset

“For the sake of my country, and perhaps a little for the sake of my soul, I have given up the deep peace of being in opposition.”
― Rebecca West

“To me, patriotism means dedication to the principles on which the country was founded and a willingness to stand firm and fight for these principles regardless of what the government says or does”
― Richard J. Maybury

“Jazz is democracy in music.”
― Wynton Marsalis

“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ”
― Hamilton Fish

“Patriotism is nationalism, and always leads to war.”
― Helen Caldicott

“True patriotism is not worship of our nation but rather, in the light of our worship of the God of justice, to conform our nation’s ways of justice.”
― Robert McAfee Brown

“One cannot worship the false god of nationalism and the God of Christianity at the same time. .”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“There is a debt of service due from every man to his country, proportioned to the bounties which nature and fortune have measured to him.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“It’s such a shame that we know so little about our own country, that we can’t find it in our hearts to love our own kind. Instead we admire those who show our country disrespect and betray its people.”
― Orhan Pamuk

“Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one’s country is to wish harm to one’s neighbors.”
― Voltaire

“It may sound corny, but what’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?”
― Jimmy Stewart

“To be a patriot, one had to say, and keep on saying, “Our Country, right or wrong,” and urge on the little war. Have you not perceived that that phrase is an insult to the nation?”
― Mark Twain

“Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.”
― Walter Scott

“I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
― Adlai E. Stevenson

“I have only a bare working knowledge of the human brain but it’s enough to make me proud to be an American.”
― Don DeLillo

“So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other.”
― Barack Obama

“If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.”
― Thomas Jefferson

“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

“I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

“They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.”
― Bob Dylan

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down.”
― Mitch Albom

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. – John Adams”
― David McCullough

“Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same.”
― George Orwell

“The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.”
― Stefan Molyneux

“On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty To God and my country”
― Boy Scouts of America

“A regime that wraps itself in the flag of truth fears truth most of all, for if its story is falsified to the slightest degree, its authority is gone.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Life is too short to be anything but happy. So kiss slowly. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Take chances and never have regrets. Forget the past but remember what it taught you.”
― Abhishek Shukla

“Patriotism … is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.”
― Emma Goldman

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