Patriotism Quotes

The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped.
– Michael Mandelbaum
The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
– Lyn Nofziger
The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
– Bruno Bauer
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
– William Shenstone
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
– Clara Barton
The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?
– Ronnie James Dio
The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism.
– Todd Gitlin
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
– Herbert Croly
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
– Bernadine Dohrn
Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
– Todd Gitlin
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
– Ambrose Bierce
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
– Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is the religion of hell.
– James Branch Cabell
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
– Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
– George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
– Henry Bolingbroke
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
– Michael Ignatieff
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
– George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is considered to be an emotion a person ought to feel. But why? Why is it nobler to love your own country than to love someone else's?
– Wallace Shawn
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
– Adlai Stevenson