Quotes and Sayings about Patriotism

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

Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly.

Will Thomas

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.

Schuyler Colfax

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.

Francis John McConnell

Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.

Vic Snyder

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

Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them.

Greil Marcus

I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.

Chrissie Hynde

Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.

Cory Booker

When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.

Cory Booker

Patriotism is the religion of hell.

James Branch Cabell

If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit.

Bill Kristol

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.

John Woo

Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.

Bill Kristol

I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.

Dominique de Villepin

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.

Thomas E. Mann

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

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

Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing.

Janet Suzman

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!

David Starr Jordan

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.

Prescott Bush

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

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.

Kjell Magne Bondevik

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

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 Harding Davis