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  1. Picture quote by Mark Twain about patriotism

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

  2. Picture quote by Robert Heinlein about love

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

  3. Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

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

  4. Picture quote about patriotism

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

  5. Picture quote by Thomas Paine about patriot

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

  6. 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

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

John F. Kennedy

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

African Proverbs

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

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

Barack Obama

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

Edward Abbey

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Albert Einstein

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

Bob Dylan

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

Albert Einstein

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

George Orwell

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Henry Bolingbroke

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

Bertrand Russell

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

William Ralph Inge

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


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

Who saves his country violates no law.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

George Bernard Shaw

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


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


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

George Barrington

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

George Borrow

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Alfred Adler

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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

James Bryce

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

Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan

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

Nathan Hale

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

O. Henry

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

Joseph Brodsky

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

Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

G. K. Chesterton

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

Adlai Stevenson

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

Denis Diderot

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

Joseph Addison

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

Luis Bunuel

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

Edmund Burke

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

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

Clarence Darrow

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

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

George Santayana

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Our country right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur

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

John Avlon

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

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.

Thomas E. Mann

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

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

Lord Byron

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

Charles De Gaulle

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.


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

David Starr Jordan

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

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

George M. Cohan

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

Lao Tzu

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

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

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

Walter Scott

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

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

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

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

Mark Twain

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.

John Dryden

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

George Santayana

The love of one

Pau (Pablo) Casals

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

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

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

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.

Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.

Arthur Schopenhauer

We talk a great deal about patriotism. What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility which will enable America to remain master of her power

Adlai Stevenson

I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b

George Washington

How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

Edith Wharton

The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment not of sentiment, but of history.

Woodrow Wilson

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.

Rebecca Harding Davis

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Edith Cavell

Знай, че после отечеството си съм обичал най-много тебе. / Remember my dear that after the homeland I love you the most.

Hristo Botev

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.

Robert Jackson

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.

Michael D. Higgins

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

Pablo Casals

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

Calvin Coolidge

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

William Shenstone

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.


Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.

Richard Aldington

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.

Eugene V. Debs

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

Guy de Maupassant

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?

Blaise Pascal

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.

Steve Allen

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.

Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Mick Jagger

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