Patriotism Quotes, Patriotic Sayings

I never considered myself a patriot. I like to think I recognize only humanity as my nation. One Nation Under God.

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
– Gary Hart

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.

Thinking men and women the world over are beginning to realize that patriotism is too narrow and limited a conception to meet the necessities of our time.
– Emma Goldman

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

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
– Nathan Hale

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
– John Adams

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

To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.
– G. Edward Griffin

I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Albert Camus

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

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

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
G.K. Chesterton

The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.
– Julian Barnes

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.
Winston Churchill

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