Patriotism Quotes

a1Patriotism means to stand by the country. It doesn’t mean to stand by the president or any other public official.

-Theodore Roosevelt

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I want to light the lights of patriotism.

-Lech Walesa

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I define nothing. Not beauty not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

-Bob Dylan

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Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

-Denis Diderot

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Patriotism is often as arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

-George jean Nathan

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Patriotism is a conviction that your country is better because you were born in it.

-George Bernard Shaw

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Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

-Guy de Maupassant

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You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

-Malcolm X

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Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

-Bertrand Russell

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Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

-Samuel Johnson

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When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A good country song taps into strong undercurrents of family, faith and patriotism.

-George H.W.Bush

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Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

-Adlai E. Stevenson

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Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.

-Jesse Ventura

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Guard against the impostures of pretended  patriotism.

-George Washington

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The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility , but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.

-Sydney J. Harris

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I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.

-Michael Ignatieff

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i believe that the royal family are a focus of patriotism, of loyalty, of affection and of esteem. That is a rare combination, and we should value is highly.

-Margaret Thatcher

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The great the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.

-Leo Tolstoy

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