Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.

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

A good citizen owes his life to his country.

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn’d, From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; […]

My kind of loyalty was to one’s country, not to it’s institutions or to its office holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to.

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.

The Gospel of the Monarchical Patriotism is: “The King can do no wrong.” We have adopted it with all its servility, with an unimportant change in the wording: “Our Country, right or wrong!”

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

We have thrown away the most valuable asset we have – the individual right to oppose both flag and country when he (just he by himself) believes them to be in the wrong. We have thrown it all away: and with it, all that was really respectable about that grotesque and laughable word, Patriotism.

A patriot is he whose public conduct is regulated by one single motive, the love of his country; who, as an agent in parliament, has, for himself, neither hope nor fear, neither kindness nor resentment, but refers every thing to the common interest.