Patriotism Quotes

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.-Thomas Jefferson




This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.-Elmer Davis



A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.-Edward Abbey



Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!-Patrick Henry



A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.-Napoleon Bonaparte



I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.-John Thune



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



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 the last refuge of the scoundrel.-Samuel Johnson



It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.-Chris Kyle



America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.-Harry S Truman



To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.-Pauline Hanson



Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.-Howard Zinn



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



The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.-Alexis de Tocqueville



Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.-John F. Kennedy


We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.-Barack Obama



If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. – Ronald Reagan



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



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



The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.-Oliver Tambo




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



Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.-Ron Paul



Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.-Oscar Wilde



Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.-George Bernard Shaw



Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.-Jesse Ventura




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



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




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



The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.-Thomas Campbell



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




There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.-Jesse Ventura



I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.-Marquis de Lafayette



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



My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.-Abraham Lincoln



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




It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America.-Marquis de Lafayette



The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.-John Linder



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



I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?-Bill Maher



When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.-Chris Kyle



It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.-Robert Walpole



If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.-Ronald Reagan



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



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



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



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



The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.-Stonewall Jackson



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



America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.-Allen Boyd



Patriotism demands of us sustained sacrifice.-Chiang Kai-shek



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



Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.-George S. Patton



The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history.-Mike Fitzpatrick



Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.-Bill Kristol



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


No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.-William Cowper



You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.-George Bernard Shaw



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



The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.-Lech Walesa



Our national motto is ‘In God we Trust,’ reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.-Marco Rubio

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