Patriotism Quotes

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
– George Washington
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
– Alfred Adler
Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
– Steve Allen
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
– Richard Aldington
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
– Dave Barry
Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
– Evan Bayh
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
– Eric Blair
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
– Kjell Magne Bondevik
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
– George Borrow
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
– Joseph Brodsky
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
– Dale Carnegie
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
– Pablo Casals
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 is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
– Calvin Coolidge
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
– Clarence Darrow
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
– Eugene V. Debs
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
– Diogenes the Cynic
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
– Bob Dylan
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
– Albert Einstein