Patriotism Quotes

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
– George Bernard Shaw
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
– Socrates
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.
– Malcolm X
Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
– Adam Carolla
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
– Friedrich Durrenmatt
Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.
– Vic Snyder
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
– Jimmy Carter
True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
– Robert Reich
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
– George Santayana
To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.
– Robert Jackson
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
– Henry A. Wallace
These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
– Schuyler Colfax
There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
– Michael Ignatieff
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
– John Bolton
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
– Bruce Springsteen
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
– Todd Gitlin
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
– George Galloway
There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
– Jonathan Mayhew
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
– Robert Charles Winthrop
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
– Robert Walpole