Patriotism Quotes

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
– Albert Einstein
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
– Charles de Gaulle
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.
– Aldous Huxley
It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.
– E. J. Hobsbawm
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
– David Starr Jordan
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
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.
– General Douglas MacArthur
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
– Francis John McConnell
Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
– C. E. Montague
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.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
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
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
– Chaim Potok
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
– Mark Twain
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
– Bill Vaughan
Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
– Jesse Ventura
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
– Voltaire
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
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
– Oscar Wilde
My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.
– John Woo
Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
– Sinclair Lewis