Patriotism Quotes

The maintenance of a spirit of mutual self-help through voluntary giving, through the responsibility of local government, is of infinite importance to the future of America. Everyone who aids to the full extent of his ability is giving support to the very foundations of our democracy.

I want a military funeral when I dieā€”the bugler, the flag on the casket, the ceremonial firing squad, the hallowed ground.

The patriotism we celebrate on the Fourth of July is more than an expression of love for our country and pride in its achievements. An appreciation of the origins of the blessings we enjoy is essential for preserving those blessings for ourselves and our children and grandchildren… Patriotism is more than a sentiment. It is […]

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Patriotism has become a mere national self-assertion, a sentimentality of flag-cheering with no constructive duties.

To strike freedom of the mind with the fist of patriotism is an old and ugly subtlety.

The Athenian democracy suffered much from the narrowness of patriotism which is the ruin of all nations.

Some reformers may urge that in the ages distant future, patriotism, like the habit of monogamous marriage, will become a needless and obsolete virtue; but just at present the man who loves other countries as much as he does his own is quite as noxious a member of society as the man who loves other […]

Patriotism is a rude feeling because it is natural only to people standing on the lowest level of morality and expecting from other nations such outrages as they themselves are ready to inflict. It is a harmful feeling because it disturbs advantageous and joyous peaceful relations with other peoples, and above all produces that governmental […]