Without patriotic political education, a soldier is only a potential criminal.— Thomas Sankara
Astonishing Patriotic quotations
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
..tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Love your country, but never trust its government.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from government.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms .
. . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism.
Security without liberty is called prison.
I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.
There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution
For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight, without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and do it gladly so.
There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots.
And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.
Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon.
Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.
Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.
Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties;
write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred;
these are all learned behavior patterns.
Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!
War is no longer made by simply analyzed economic forces if it ever was.
War is made or planned now by individual men, demagogues and dictators who play on the patriotism of their people to mislead them into a belief in the great fallacy of war when all their vaunted reforms have failed to satisfy the people they misrule.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.