Patriotism Quotes

This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism how intensely I despise them!
– Albert Einstein

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
– Calvin Coolidge

Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.
– Walter Scott

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?”
– George Bernard Shaw

I slept more soundly in N. Vietnam knowing that George Bush was defending Texas’ borders.
– John Mccain

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
– Eugene V. Debs

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
– George Jean Nathan

Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.
– Seneca

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
– Nathan Hale

If you want a symbolic gesture, don’t burn the flag; wash it.
– Norman Thomas

I am not an Athenian or a Greek,but a citizen of the world.
– Diogenes

It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one’s country.
– Horace

Patriotism has a lot to do with the success of the show.
– George Peppard

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.
– Robert Santos

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

Do not… regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo?
– Adlai Stevenson

Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor bastard die for his country.
– George Jr. Patton S.

When Socrates was asked where he came from, he said that he was a citizen of the world. He regarded himself as a citizen of the universe.
– Socrates

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
– William O. Douglas

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
– James A. Baldwin