Patriotism Quotes and Sayings
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
- G.K. Chesterton
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy
I love my country, not my government.
- Jesse Ventura
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
- Huey P. Newton
Patriotism is not enough, there must be no hatred or bitterness for anyone.
- Florence Nightingale
You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
- Malcolm X
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
- Howard Zinn
War comes and goes but my soldiers are eternal.
You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
- George Bernard Shaw
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 just loyalty to friends, people, families.
- Robert Santos
The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.
- Julian Barnes
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
~ Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
~ Guy de Maupassant
Patriotism, the virtue of the vicious.
~ Oscar Wilde
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
- Barack Obama