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Positive Quotes about Patriotism

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

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

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

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

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I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

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

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

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still
the beaten road to power and tyranny.
- David Hume

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

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago,
your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches
through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson

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

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country
whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic
composition is taken for granted.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

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

I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
- Chrissie Hynde

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic
ceremonies are voluntary...
is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of
our institutions to free minds.
- Robert Jackson

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

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and
supported by great virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke

I believe patriotism comes from the heart.
Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
- Jesse Ventura

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent
with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly

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

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
- Steve Allen

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

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life,
our courage that will win the final battle.
- Prescott Bush


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