Favorite Quotations ~  Patriotism Patriotism

"A patriot is one who wrestles for the soul of her country as she wrestles for her own being." ~ Adrienne Rich

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A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world. ~ George Santayana

Conceit, arrogance and egotism are the essentials of patriotism. ~ Emma Goldman

He loves his country best who strives to make it best. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

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

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. ~ Ambrose Bierce

My country, right or wrong, but still my country. ~ Stephen Decatur

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

Patriotism... is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. ~ Samuel Johnson

Standing, as I do, in the view of God and eternity, I realize patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone. ~ Edith Cavell

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been and never will be. ~ John Wayne

You need people with the courage to stand up and voice their opposition without being labeled unpatriotic. ~ Wesley Clark

Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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