Patriotism Quotes, Patriotic Sayings

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.
– Robert Santos

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Thomas Paine

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain

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

I love my country, not my government.
– Jesse Ventura

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

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


Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

No matter how much money you earn in your life, but the feeling of representing your country can not be compared with it.

Submitted by: Subrata The SPARTAN on November 10, 2015

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy

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

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

If you’re ashamed to stand by your colors, you better seek for another flag.


Patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers.

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

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

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


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

“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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