Quotes On Patriotism
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
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.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
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.
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.
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.
Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
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.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
I want to light the lights of patriotism.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of 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?
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.
The mobilisation 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, honourable and democratic patriotism.
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
I think English film is very embarrassed by patriotism, generally.
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
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?
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped.
There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
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 the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.
America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism.
Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation.
But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.
One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia.
If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing.
Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them.
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
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.
I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
Patriotism is the religion of hell.
It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.
I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that 'treason' is morally worse than murder or rape.
Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.
The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true 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.
These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
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.
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?
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.