Patriot Day Quotes, Sayings for Patriot Day

“In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.”

– Barack Obama

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

– Samuel Johnson

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”

– Mark Twain

“People who enjoy waving flags don’t deserve to have one”

– Banksy

“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.”

– Howard Zinn

“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious”

– Oscar Wilde

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”

– Edward Abbey

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

– Mark Twain

“All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers… Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.”

– François Fénelon

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Patriotism … is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.”

– Emma Goldman

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”

– Aristotle

“…It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.”

– George S. Patton Jr.

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”

– G.K. Chesterton

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”

– George Carlin

“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”

– Ronald Reagan

“The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.”

– Napoléon Bonaparte

“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”

– Julian Barnes