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Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is the devotion that a countryman feels for the soil that he or she belongs to. The country that one belongs to holds a special place in one’s heart. A true patriot fights for his motherland. If some foreign attackers come to conquer their nation then they are even ready to lay down their lives to save their motherland. In today’s world it means more than fighting wars; it also entails contributing to the country’s development, paying taxes and obeying laws and being a good citizen. Read the famous quotations and sayings about patriotism to know more.

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal after wards.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

Bill Maher

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.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

George Washington

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Osama bin Laden

And he moved the tyranny and suppression of freedom to his own country, and they called it the Patriot Act under the disguise of fighting terrorism.

Harry S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Adlai Stevenson II

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

Melania Trump

I have been with Donald for 18 years, and I have been aware of his love for this country since we first met. He never had a hidden agenda when it comes to his patriotism because, like me, he loves this country so much.

John F. Kennedy

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 to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Bill Maher

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?

Ronald Reagan

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

Douglas MacArthur

Americans never quit.

Alexander Hamilton

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.

Thomas Paine

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Malcolm X

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

George Santayana

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

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

I suffer the mortification of seeing myself attacked right and left by people at home professing patriotism and love of country who never heard the whistle of a hostile bullet. I pity them and the nation dependent on such for its existence. I am thankful, however that, though such people make a great noise, the masses are not like them.

Joe Biden

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism.

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Mark Twain

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

Douglas MacArthur

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.

Ronald Reagan

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

Calvin Coolidge

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Henry James

If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.


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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think Americans are very patriotic.

Dave Barry

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

Henry James

However British you may be, I am more British still.

Bertrand Russell

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

Aldous Huxley

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Abraham Lincoln

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

Elon Musk

America is the spirit of human exploration distilled.

Dale Carnegie

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

Lao Tzu

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

Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'

Ambrose Bierce

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

Lord Byron

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?

Abraham Lincoln

True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Kamala Harris

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.

Richard M. Nixon

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.

Caitlyn Jenner

The Montreal Olympics were in July 1976, the bicentennial, at the height of patriotism.