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Picture quote by Mark Twain about patriotism

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. ⏤ Mark Twain

Picture quote by Robert Heinlein about love

Love your country, but never trust its government. ⏤ Robert Heinlein

Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

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

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Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

Picture quote by Mark Twain about patriotism

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

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Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.

African Proverbs,

... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

John F. Kennedy, president

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.

Barack Obama, president

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Malcolm X, activist

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

Edward Abbey, author

Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson, president

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry, politician

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

Bob Dylan, singer songwriter

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.

George Orwell, author

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.

Henry Bolingbroke, royalty

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Albert Einstein, physicist

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

William Ralph Inge, clergyman

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.

Homer, poet

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Who saves his country violates no law.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin, educator

It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.

Horace, poet

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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, writer

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Alfred Adler, psychologist

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.

George Borrow, author

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

James Bryce, diplomat

True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

George Barrington,

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.

Henry Steele Commager, historian

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

Voltaire, writer

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson, author

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Edmund Burke, statesman

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!

O. Henry, writer

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.

George William Curtis, author

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

Clarence Darrow, lawyer

What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters?

Kahlil Gibran, artist

God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.

Giuseppe Mazzini, activist

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

Nathan Hale, revolutionary

My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.

Joseph Addison, writer

God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.

Luis Bunuel, director

A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.

George Santayana, philosopher

Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan, editor

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Stevenson, politician

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

Denis Diderot, editor

Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Dale Carnegie, writer

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Dave Barry, journalist

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

Joseph Brodsky, poet

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the Sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.

Idi Amin, statesman

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility

John F. Kennedy, president

Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

William Jefferson Clinton,

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

George M. Cohan, actor

He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,

This act of mine may mean years of separation from your family, so you must decide quickly whether you will go north or remain here.

David G. Farragut,

It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.

Will Durant, historian

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

George Santayana, philosopher

Our country right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur, soldier

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!

David Starr Jordan, writer

Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.

Indira Gandhi, politician

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

The love of one

Pau (Pablo) Casals,

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.


No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Barbara Ehrenreich, writer

Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.

Lord Byron, poet

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.

John Dryden, poet

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.

Albert Einstein, physicist

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin, educator

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.

Bruno Bauer, theologian

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!

Walter Scott, novelist

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

John Avlon, writer

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.

Janet Suzman, actress

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

Mick Jagger, musician

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

Bill Vaughan, journalist

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.

Bob Riley, politician

Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

Mark Twain, author

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, president

True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.

Abraham Lincoln, president

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.

Alexander Hamilton, politician

I think Americans are very patriotic.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor

Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries.

Bhagat Singh, revolutionary

I'd like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I've tried to meditate, but it's really hard for me to stay still. I'd like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can't shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.

Ellen DeGeneres, comedian

America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington, president

I think I'm one of the most patriotic people that I've ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way - not by donations; I work at it.

Hunter S. Thompson, journalist

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.

Jimmy Carter, president

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

Mark Twain, author

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

Mark Twain, author

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Ronald Reagan, president

Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don't always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.

Cory Booker, senator

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.

Cory Booker, senator

I respect and value the ideals of rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moon, build our nation's highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism.

Cory Booker, senator

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.

Cory Booker, senator

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.

Cory Booker, senator

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy, president

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.

Michael Ignatieff, politician

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Earl Warren, judge

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.

David Hume, philosopher

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