Patriotism quotes and sayings
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
The history of American patriotism is figuring out ways that we can work together to move forward and knit together the common government.
There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
I think patriotism, by its very definition, is love of country. But we seem to have become a country where the highest thing we're reaching for is tolerance.
The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Patriots don't let their nation default.
If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
Tommy Lee Jones
Patriotism: The first resort of a scoundrel.
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
The patriotism in Britain comes from us being a leader. On jobs, on tax havens, on workers' rights, on the environment. We can be leading Europe... and it will be to the benefit of every British citizen.
There are still many great surviving talents: Stevie Winwood. Another great talent is Stevie Wonder. Another one is Eric Clapton. Another one is Phil Collins. Eminem, Kanye West I like all those people.
Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.
When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to approach them, shake their hand and say five words... 'thank you for your service.' 'Stars Earn Stripes' is a high energy, fun, action show, but at its heart it is all about those five words.
I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother's feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family.
Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
However British you may be, I am more British still.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I believe that there is no test of greatness in periods, nations or men more sure than the development, among them or in them, of a noble grotesque, and no test of comparative smallness or limitation, of one kind or another, more sure than the absence of grotesque invention, or incapability of understanding it.
I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen anyone to be the chief of this country, it is myself.
To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
Patriotism is considered to be an emotion a person ought to feel. But why? Why is it nobler to love your own country than to love someone else's?
To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.
For me, my country comes first. Nothing else matters but my country. I always felt that the best way to express your patriotism is to spread love, and that's all I ever tried to do through my work and my cinema.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
Charles Edward Montague
Harry S Truman
But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
I think literary theory has not been terribly good for English studies in a while. It's not that theory isn't interesting, but it isn't about books, or the idiosyncrasies and complexities of putting language together.
A. S. Byatt
My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.
It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.
I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.
Dominique de Villepin
I think Americans are very patriotic.
I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.
Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong.
My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia... a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian.
It was an act of patriotism when we worked to pass a law allowing the prosecution of federal hate crimes in the name of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd.
Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.
Franklin Knight Lane
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
Richard M. Nixon
I'm glad to see a lot of patriotism in this country - I haven't seen that since World War II.
The mobilization which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honorable and democratic patriotism.
Patrick M. Byrne
Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.
Francis Ford Coppola
Affirming belief that America is an exceptional nation has become a test of patriotism in American politics.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
Patriotism cannot be instilled inside anybody, it just happens to be there. And it can rise above any notion, any emotion.
The commercial spirit is the spirit of profit, not patriotism; of credit, not honor; of individual gain, not national prosperity; of trade and dickering, not principle.
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
David Starr Jordan
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Alexis de Tocqueville
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
R. Lee Ermey
Patriotism is a love of country. If you love your country, you should love your countrymen and women. It doesn't mean you always agree with them or even like them. It is understanding that we have interwoven destiny.
I ask the educational system, the parents, the church, and pillars of the community to help shape a new culture of honesty, patriotism, respect, discipline and service for young Filipinos.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I have no complaints, except for the world.
Legislation is the only lasting solution for the men and women brought to this country through no fault of their own who want to perform the ultimate act of patriotism in defending America.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents' dreams. Theirs was... a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.
Michael D. Higgins
It is the striving after perfection that makes one an artist. It is the sense that one is imperfect, unfulfilled, unfinished. One attempts by a superhuman effort to fill the gap, to leap over it, to finish it in another medium. And one creates a third and separate thing: 'Adventure rarely reaches its predetermined end. Columbus never reached China. But he discovered America.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty.
The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped.
Do not let anyone get away with the argument that tearing our country out of one of the most successful partnerships in our history is somehow a great act of patriotism. It is not.
Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart. It should be taught to you by your parents.
Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly.
It used to upset me - now it makes me sad - to see people use patriotism and our troops as a pawn in their political argument. Because I know personally, growing up in a military family, the sacrifice that is made on a daily basis.
Every year in late June, Custer's Last Stand is reenacted on the high plains of Montana. When Custer led out the 7th Cavalry in 2003 - the year I witnessed it - the audience stood and cheered with turbo-charged patriotism.
The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?
Ronnie James Dio
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
We have to define American patriotism as future-oriented.
John C. Calhoun
Patriotism demands of us sustained sacrifice.
Xenophobia is dangerous, but patriotism is a good thing.
Best Inspirational quotes
Quotes about Happiness
Best quotes about Failure
Famous quotes about Freedom
G. Campbell Morgan
Dick Van Patten
Terms & conditions
© 2021 QuoteVisit