Quotations on Patriotism

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Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hope, Affection, Interest, Nation)

It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Patriotism, Government, Decision, Opinion, Parliament, Right)

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
(Keywords: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Financial, Being, Circumstances, Country, Military, Right)

Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Patriotism, Name)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Country, Existence, Nation, Needs, Vice)

America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Keywords: Patriotism, Virtue)

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion)

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Patriotism, Want)

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: Patriotism, Attitude, Language, Writer)

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce
(Keywords: Patriotism, Country)

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.
- Prescott Bush
(Keywords: Patriotism, Life, Belief, Courage, American, Battle, Will)

Patriotism is the religion of hell.
- James Branch Cabell
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion, Hell)

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Patriotism, Nation, Nations)

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: History, Patriotism, Character, Country, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Terror)

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell
(Keywords: Patriotism, Bitterness, Hatred)

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
- Schuyler Colfax
(Keywords: Patriotism, Idea, Martyrs)

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager
(Keywords: Men, Patriotism, Authority, Criticism, Will)

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Patriotism, America, Country)

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Love, Work, Patriotism, Americans, Country, Dumb, Enemy, Hate, Liberals, Question)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, American, Loyalty, Promise, Tradition)

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis
(Keywords: Patriotism, Country, Land, Loyalty, Man, Mountains, Rivers)

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: Patriotism, Injustice, Land)

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, People, Courage, Honor, Nation)

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Patriotism, Society, Motive)

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
(Keywords: Life, Music, Patriotism, Time, Actions, Greed, Stupidity)

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Keywords: Patriotism, Behavior)

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan
(Keywords: Beauty, Patriotism, Nothing, Rules)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Dissent, Duty, Hell, Rebellion)

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hate, Heroism, Name, Nonsense, Violence)

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Sacrifice, Courage, Today)

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway
(Keywords: Patriotism, English, Letters, Man)

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
- George Galloway
(Keywords: Patriotism, People, Flags)

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: Love, Patriotism, People, First, Hate, Nationalism)

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
(Keywords: Life, Patriotism, Nationalism)

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin
(Keywords: Patriotism, Want)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Americans, Name)

If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Change, Patriotism, Direction, Vote)

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry
(Keywords: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

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.
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Keywords: Patriotism, American, Americans, Right, Wrong)

In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.
- Tom Hooper
(Keywords: Patriotism, Time, Fight, Speech)

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Patriotism, Power, Popularity, Road, Tyranny)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Feeling, Nation, Wishes)

I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
- Chrissie Hynde
(Keywords: Patriotism, Community, Sense)

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
(Keywords: Patriotism, America, Feeling)

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
- Michael Ignatieff
(Keywords: Patriotism, Country, Feeling)

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff
(Keywords: Patriotism, Nationalism)

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Will)



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