Patriotism Quotes And Sayings


Patriotism Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of patriotism quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“[P]atriotism… is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
– Adlai Stevenson

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Those who love their country never wish to rule it.”
– Abraham Miller

“Do not… regard the critics as questionable patriots.  What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo?”
– Adlai Stevenson

“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!”
Albert Einstein

“Nationalism is an infantile disease.  It is the measles of mankind.”
– Albert Einstein

“The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [ when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.”
– Alexander Hamilton

“The President, and government, will only control the militia when a part of them is in the actual service of the federal government, else, they are independent and not under the command of the president or the government. The states would control the militia, only when called out into the service of the state, and then the governor would be commander in chief where enumerated in the respective state constitution.”
– Alexander Hamilton

“What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.”
– Ambrose Bierce 

“It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

“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 

“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.”
– Baha’U'Llah

“Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.”
– Bertrand Russell

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”
– Bill Vaughan

“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

“To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family.”

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.”
– Charles Austin Beard

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
– Charles De Gaulle

“Patriotism is a thing of the heart. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country.”
– Charles E. Jefferson

“Patriotism is like religion–it is best when least ostentatious.”
– Charles E. Jefferson

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”
– Charles-Louis De Secondat

“I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.”
– Chrissie Hynde 

“Patriotism is the admission that people who share a land, a place, and a history have a special obligation to that place and to each other.”
– David Ehrenfeld

“Patriotism is the opposite of selfish individualism.”
– David Ehrenfeld

“When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!”
– David Starr Jordan 

“Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever oulasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.”
– Denis Diderot

“I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.”
– Dominique de Villepin 

“Patriotism! It is used to define so many diversities, to justify so many wrongs, to compass so many ends, that its life is killed out; it becomes a dead word in the vocabulary–a blank counter, to be moved to any part of the game; and that flag which, streaming from the mast-head of our ship of state, striped with martyr-blood, and glistening with the stars of lofty promise, should always indicate our worldwide mission, and the glorious destinies that we carry forward, is bandied about in every selfish skirmish, and held up as the symbol of every political privateer.”
– E. H. Chapin

“Patriotism knows neither latitude nor longitude.  It is not climatic.”
– E.A. Storrs

“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

“Take patriotism away, and the nation’s soul has fled.”
– Edward Mark Deems

“Patriotism … is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.”
– Emma Goldman

“Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who have had the fortune of being born on some particular spot, consider themselves better, nobler, grander, more intelligent than the living beings inhabiting any other spot. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone living on that chosen spot to fight, kill, and die in the attempt to impose his superiority upon all the others.”
– Emma Goldman

“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. “Patriotism” is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by “patriotism” I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare –never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.”
– Erich Fromm

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