Patriotism Quotes, Patriotic Sayings
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
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
– Barack Obama
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
– Theodore Roosevelt
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
– Ernest Hemingway
True patriotism is doing something for your country.
– Bill Maher