Patriotism Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Patriotism quotes and Patriotism sayings, and Patriotism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny. "

David Hume

"Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars. "

Dale Carnegie

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

Calvin Coolidge

"There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism."

Bruce Springsteen

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

Bob Dylan

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."

Bertrand Russell

"I think Americans are very patriotic."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial."

William H. Boyer

"During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism."

Howard Thurman

"A true patriot never abandons his country at the hour of need."

Auliq Ice

"My Country! When right keep it right; when wrong, set it right!"

Carl Schurz

"Patriotism does not oblige us to acquiesce in the destruction of liberty. Patriotism obliges us to question it, at least."

Wendy Kaminer

"Patriotism is a religion, the egg from which wars are hatched."

Guy de Maupassant

"Patriotism is a menace to liberty."

Emma Goldman

"You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race."

George Bernard Shaw

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

John F. Kennedy

"Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen."

Lord Byron

"To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."

Edmund Burke

"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

"True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same."

Robert E. Lee

"The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare."

William H. Burnham

"By patriotism is meant, not only spontaneous, instinctive love for one’s own nation, and preference for it above all other nations, but also the belief that such love and preference are good and useful."

Leo Tolstoy

"When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and the purity of its heart."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world."

George Santayana

"True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country’s good."

George Barrington

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country."

Bertrand Russell

"I love my country, not my government."

Jesse Ventura

"To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism."

G. Edward Griffin

"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

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