Patriotism is not a matter of blind loyalty, it’s a matter of critical engagement, asking questions and being willing to speak truth to power.
Patriotism is not about loving your country unconditionally, it’s about loving the ideals that it stands for and striving to live up to them.
True patriotism is not about waving the flag, but about working to make our country a better place for all people.
Patriotism is not blindly following the government, but holding it accountable to protect the rights of its citizens.
True patriotism is not about blindly following one’s country, but about holding it accountable to the highest moral standards.
Loving one’s country is not just about embracing its history, but also about shaping its destiny.
Patriotism is not just about feeling a sense of belonging, it’s about taking responsibility for the well-being of one’s country.
Being patriotic is not just about having pride in one’s country, it’s about being willing to sacrifice for its betterment.
To love one’s country is to work towards making it a place where everyone can thrive, not just a select few.
Patriotism is not about exclusion, it’s about inclusion and working to create a nation where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.
Patriotism is not just about shouting slogans, it’s about living by the principles that make one’s country great.
True patriotism is not just about cherishing the memories of the past, but about creating a brighter future for one’s country.
Loving one’s country is not just about feeling pride, it’s about taking action to make it a better place for all.
Being patriotic is not just about singing the national anthem, it’s about living the national values every day.
Patriotism is not only about loving your country, it’s about being willing to sacrifice for it, to protect it and to serve it.
True patriotism is not about blindly following one’s country, but about holding it accountable to its highest ideals.
A true patriot is not just proud of their country’s past, but also committed to shaping its future.
Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live.
– Rabindranath Tagore
Those who do not cherish affection for their parents, spouses and children and for their homes, villages and workplaces cannot love their country and fellow people; they can never become genuine patriots.
– Kim Jong-un
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
– Clarence Darrow
At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
– Jules Renard
No matter how much money you earn in your life, but the feeling of representing your country can not be compared with it.
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.
If you’re ashamed to stand by your colors, you better seek for another flag.
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
Patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers.
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