Best Quotes About Patriot

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! -David Starr Jordan

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. -Bill Vaughan

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them! -Albert Einstein

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. -George Bernard Shaw

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

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. -Voltaire

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. -John Stuart Mill

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. -Thomas Jefferson

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language. -Joseph Brodsky

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. -Shelley Winters

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. -Gary Hart

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment. -Pope John Paul II

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars. -Dale Carnegie

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized. -Steve Allen

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. -William Cowper

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.' -Gilbert K. Chesterton

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail. -Dave Barry

One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous. -Aldous Huxley

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

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that. -Richard M. Nixon

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends. -Ambrose Bierce

Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. -Richard Francis Burton

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

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy. -Howard Dean

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. -Barbara Ehrenreich

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish. -Lao Tzu

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool. -John Dryden

It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans. -Eric Hobsbawm

To be deeply committed to negotiations, to be opposed to a particular war or military action, is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood. -Myriam Miedzian

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. -John F. Kerry

A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot. -William Randolph Hearst

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead. -Voltaire

The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave. -Alexander Pope

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy. -Ann Coulter

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. -Bob Riley

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. -Clarence Darrow

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny. -David Hume

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. -Douglas MacArthur

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. -Edward Abbey

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. -Howard Thurman

The greater 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

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly. -Robert M. La Follette

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country. -Alfred Adler

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over… is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere. -Chaim Potok

Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism – no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families. -Evan Bayh

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. -Thomas Campbell

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving! -O. Henry

If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common. -Tommy Lee Jones

If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does. -Phil McGraw

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers. -Zach Wamp

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering. -Norodom Sihamoni

In all my life and in the future, I will always be a faithful and loyal servant to all of my compatriots. -Norodom Sihamoni

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

A politician will do anything to keep his job – even become a patriot. -William Randolph

A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own. -George Canning

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

There are only two sides to this question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors. -Stephen Douglas

Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country. -Ricardo Montalban

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. -Stonewall Jackson

We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays. -Kim Campbell

I never joined the army for patriotic reasons. -Isaac Rosenberg

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today. -Mike Ferguson

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for – anymore. -Jack Bowman

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn? -Lord Byron

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

U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive. -Robert Fisk

There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism. -Robert Charles Winthrop

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it? -Ronnie James Dio

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

You were only truly patriotic if you had a laborer for a grandfather and were glad of it. -Rebecca Harding Davis

I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it. -Robert Greenwald

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past. -George Crook

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. -Edith Cavell

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. -Henry A. Wallace

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror. -Michael N. Castle

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. -Doc Hastings

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism. -Thomas E. Mann

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages. -Bainbridge Colby

In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia. -John Sergeant Wise

These three movements were born spontaneously and independently of the initiative of a few French patriots who had a place in the old political groups and parties. -Jean Moulin

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

I don't want the news to be patriotic. I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don't want any of that. -Aaron McGruder

Into the soul of every student I would have instilled the patriotic fervor of Patrick Henry. -David O. McKay

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins. -Clara Barton

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism. -Jonathan Mayhew

At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hongkong, the British Crown Colony, will be restored to China. This is not only an event which will be celebrated by patriotic Chinese; any patriotic American should celebrate it as well. -Robert Trout

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism. -Michael Ignatieff

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism. -Michael Ignatieff

There is a fundamental difference between the Polish experience of the state and the Russian experience. In the Polish experience, the state was always a foreign power. So, to hate the state was a patriotic act. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought – at least by Americans – in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism. -Todd Gitlin

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life. -Todd Gitlin

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't. -Todd Gitlin

Israeli Arabs have more political rights than any other Arabs in the Middle East, including their compatriots in the Palestinian Authority. -Jack Schwartz

I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together. -Parker Stevenson

Yes, I'm a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things… I say, don't live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it. -Payne Stewart

It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the majority of your countrymen. Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are. -Breyten Breytenbach

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out. -Ibrahim Babangida

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

My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand. -Frederick Reines

These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero. -James Otis

Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions: thro' their agency the Union was established – the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it. -Martin Van Buren

Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful. -Francis Ford Coppola

That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. -Charlie Sheen

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness. -Francis Scott Key

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

It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war. -Elihu Root

Only with the honour thus acquired can we earn the respect of our other compatriots as well. -Janos Kadar

I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

The average American is nothing if not patriotic. -Herbert Croly

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith. -Herbert Croly

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

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then. -John Linder

The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. -John Linder

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude. -Steve Buyer

If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction. -Jennifer Granholm

What is good about the United States is the sense that you can disagree with the government and not be seen as unpatriotic, although many in the government will try to make you seem unpatriotic. -George J. Mitchell

In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism. -George J. Mitchell

The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms! -Robert Walpole

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot. -Robert Walpole

I have never been afraid of making patriots; but I disdain and despise all their efforts. -Robert Walpole

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced. -Robert Walpole

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me. -Ho Chi Minh

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. -Nick Lampson

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

No American can read the story of the part America took in the war without experiencing a glow of patriotic feeling. Every Allied nation can say the same thing. -Kelly Miller

The war, as I felt it and a lot of my compatriots felt it, was a creative act. -Lawrence Halprin

All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays… a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same. -Jesse Ventura

I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. -Jesse Ventura

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag. -Jesse Ventura

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word. -Al Sharpton

I'm a patriot of the heart. -Sylvester Stallone

I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic. -George Soros

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America. -Barack Obama

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. -Howard Zinn

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect. -Francois Fenelon

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. -George Washington

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel. -George Galloway

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

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people. -George Galloway

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

To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who's your real friend? It's the person who tells you the truth. That's who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that. -Bill Maher

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain. -George McGovern

I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws? -Bill Maher

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation. -Jane Addams

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support. -Andrew Jackson

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

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality. -Leon Trotsky

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason. -James Madison

Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive. -Henry Steele Commager

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

True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going. -Robert Reich

As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis' future. -Barack Obama

In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time. -Tom Hooper

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism. -John Avlon

They call me racist too just because I disagree with a President who happens to be black. You are not racists – you are patriots. -Herman Cain

In these times of the 'Great Recession', we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic. -Mark Cuban

I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people. -Michael D. Higgins

The name America has definitely grown on me. I wish there was a big patriotic story behind it, but the truth is that my grandfather was a librarian who knew all sorts of random facts. -America Ferrera

For generations, Americans who aren't rich have been generous and admiring of their wealthy compatriots – want a country where people who work hard can succeed, where the same rules apply to everyone. They expect to have their own shot at getting rich. But increasingly, they are seeing that the game is rigged. -Dee Dee Myers

Even a liberal reporter is a patriot, wants the best for this country. And people, your fair and balanced friends at Fox, don't fully understand that. -Mike Wallace

I am a fierce patriot, and I try to be outspoken about my beliefs. -Martha Plimpton

One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you. -Scott Ritter

I am very patriotic and grew up in a house with football fans. -Rachel Stevens

I'm so in love with the United States. Not as a patriot. I'm in love with America like it's my first girlfriend. The geography, the people, the smell, the touch, the taste, the gas stations. I'm madly in love with America. -Vincent Gallo

We all know by now that Barack Obama is not a patriot. After all, he doesn't always wear a flag pin, and he objects to the idea that he should be required to in order to run for office. -Will Thomas

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

Look, I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. -Ted Cruz

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. And it is the duty of every patriot and citizen of our country to make sure that this party is destroyed. -Alexei Navalny

I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism. -Ted Cruz

I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility. -Ted Cruz

I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision. -Dominique de Villepin

I have always regarded myself, in the first place, as an African patriot. -Nelson Mandela

Our people have proven their desire for continuing with reforms. We complete the march today with those who have an honest patriotic desire for more progress and reform. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Barack Obama is an economic patriot. -Ted Strickland

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

The tactic of leading people into… a war that doesn't make any sense by telling them they are under attack, and if they raise any objection they're unpatriotic, is a very old tactic. And it doesn't intimidate me. -Tommy Lee Jones

I think English film is very embarrassed by patriotism, generally. -Tom Hooper

American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis. -Tom Hooper

Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous. -Jimmy Carter

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

There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country. -Bill Kristol

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

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. -Barack Obama

Ann Romney makes all women proud by the way she has conducted her life as a strong woman of faith, as a mother, as a wife and as a true patriot. -Nikki Haley

There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism. -John Bolton

I think Americans are very patriotic. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable… those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over. -Bernadine Dohrn

There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism. -Bruce Springsteen

It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it. -George McGovern

We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time… to ask for an effort in the battle against debt. -Francois Hollande

No. I am not a royalist. Not at all. I am definitely a republican in the British sense of the word. I just don't see the use of the monarchy though I'm fierce patriot. I'm proud proud proud of being English, but I think the monarchy symbolizes a lot of what was wrong with the country. -Daniel Radcliffe

I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism. -Aung San Suu Kyi

I want to light the lights of patriotism. -Lech Walesa

I never felt totally, 100%, patriotically English… I'd seen a lot of the world by an early age – sort of spent a lot of time traveling around Lebanon and I'd seen Babylon, and Damascus, and all sorts of places in the Middle East by the time I was ten. Then we'd return to Ruslip in West London… Done a fair bit of traveling really. -Andy Serkis

My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia… a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian. -Malcolm Turnbull

I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place – Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place. -Uma Thurman

I've always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain – its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have. -Gary Numan

Now I want to use money in a good way. I make foundations back home in Russia, I have sponsored vaccinations for more than one million children in my homeland and I have founded scholarships in the names of my great Russian compatriots – Oistrakh, Richter, Gilels, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Schnittke. -Mstislav Rostropovich

Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor. -Adam Carolla

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots. -Robert Carlyle

When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. -Chris Kyle

But, you know, we have these entrenched entities – and I'm talking about both Republicans and Democrats – who believe that when you're elected to office, you become some kind of member of the aristocracy, and that anyone who challenges you is attacking you and is unpatriotic. This is foolishness. -Ben Carson

The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped. -Michael Mandelbaum

The United States is a proud, determined, hard-working, talented, patriotic nation and people, and it is not over-extended in the manner of empires of the past that took over the lands of others and eventually collapsed under the weight of the over-ambitious hegemon. -Conrad Black

It is not patriotic to decide to destroy a new president who was duly elected by an overwhelming margin. It is un-patriotic to resolve to destroy that presidency. -Russ Feingold

America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism. -Richard Ford

Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation. -Richard Dreyfuss

I think that, in almost all human beings, there is buried a profound tribal instinct that makes us very susceptible to being aroused to patriotic fervour. -Adam Hochschild

Securing freedom has been a singular commitment of American presidents and patriots in and out of government for generations. But its perpetual continuation is not guaranteed. -George Nethercutt

There are millions and millions of patriotic Muslim Americans. -Wolf Blitzer

Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered – the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation. -Christine Pelosi

If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else – fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism – then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors. -Juan Williams

Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression – a myth – and more in common with the disease known as cancer – a harsh reality. -Steven Weber

I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez – writers I like, painters and artists I admire. -Antonio Lobo Antunes

The history of American patriotism is figuring out ways that we can work together to move forward and knit together the common government. -Taylor Branch

Indiana taxpayers, retired Hoosier state policemen and teachers are neither greedy speculators nor unpatriotic. They are, however, secured creditors of Chrysler. They deserve to have their funds protected under the full auspices of the law. -Richard Mourdock

Some say Edward Snowden is a hero and a patriot. Others say he's a fool and a traitor. The evidence is mounting that the guy who leaked the details about the National Security Agency's Internet-eavesdropping program may be something more sinister – namely, a willing tool in China's ongoing cyberwar against our nation. -Arthur L. Herman

Saying you are a patriot does not make you one; wearing a flag pin does not in itself mean anything at all. -Viggo Mortensen

One of the most effective tools that the Cheney-Bush junta has used to marginalize dissenting or even mildly inquisitive American citizens has been the accusation of being unpatriotic. -Viggo Mortensen

Every nation feels itself to be superior, but in America it's a jaunty feeling, and in some cases a rather ominous one among the super-patriots. -James Salter

I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that's commendable. -Ronda Rousey

The commercial spirit is the spirit of profit, not patriotism; of credit, not honor; of individual gain, not national prosperity; of trade and dickering, not principle. -Lincoln Steffens

I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The 'dazzling royals' have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. -Morrissey

I think it's unfair to criticise someone for not being Welsh, but the smaller the nation, the more patriotic you seem to be. -Gary Speed

I don't like the showy nationalism – a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag – that doesn't matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team. -Gary Speed

Americans are very patriotic and they want someone to support. In order to entice more fans, and to allow F1 to compete with Nascar and IndyCar, there needs to be an American driver. -Alexander Rossi

American people are very patriotic, but there is no driver to get behind and support. I don't see why Formula One cannot be something America is a part of. I wouldn't say it's too European at all. -Alexander Rossi

I prefer people to see me as an Ivorian and as a patriot. -Didier Drogba

Many of us came away from our youth thinking that the story of the Revolution was that the Americans were patriots fighting the oppressive British. It was kind of good versus evil, liberty versus tyranny. When you get into it, you find that it was much more complicated. -Nathaniel Philbrick

The first time I realised I was patriotic was after September 11th. -Claire Danes

Growing up in New York with artist parents – a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo – I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake. -Claire Danes

After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power – the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government – for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. -Edward Snowden

The Republican game is hilariously transparent: if Obama doesn't shift to more muscular postures, he's not a patriot. If he does, he's a flip-flopper. -Maureen Dowd

Here's how I see obesity: as a symptom. The larger problem is over-consumption. In a society that identifies consumption with patriotism, valorizes 'growth' above all else and assigns status according to how much you consume, we compete with each other to see who can consume the most. -Emily Levine

Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it's wrong. -Ron Paul

I hate patriotism… I can't stand it. It's a round world last time I checked. -Bill Hicks

Ted Cruz is a patriot. He believes in what he does. He's done marvels in mobilizing conservatives, mobilizing Americans concerned about the direction of the ever-expanding entitlement state under Obama, and particularly the threat it is to freedom. I disagree with his tactics, but I agree entirely with his objectives. -Charles Krauthammer

Hispanic values are conservative values. Hispanics are highly religious, they're very strongly pro-traditional family… not only pro-family, but also pro-life. They are highly patriotic. -Rafael Cruz

Saving petrol is saving India's money. This is a sense of patriotism. The country can be energy-independent by energy conservation. I appeal to the other ministers also to do this. -Veerappa Moily

I grew up in San Francisco. And so I'm informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I'm a very ardent patriot. -George Lucas

I've been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes. -George Clooney

For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that's what separates us from other countries. -George Clooney

I think there are few things more patriotic than taking the time to make your country a better place. -Michael Moore

Democrats are so spineless, so afraid to go against the tide… but dissension is the greatest form of patriotism. -Jesse Ventura

I believe to go along to get along is unpatriotic. I believe that agreeing with your government on everything they do is unpatriotic. I believe a patriot stands up and holds your government's feet to the fire. Because if you do that, you will get good government. -Jesse Ventura

My position is that it isn't government's job to mandate patriotism. To me, mandating a pledge of allegiance to a government is something Saddam Hussein would do. -Jesse Ventura

In the minds of many Americans, if you are a radical Democrat or a Socialist, you are automatically a Communist. And if you are a Communist, then therefore you are an anti-American person and a person who is not a patriot. But nothing is further from the truth. -Michael Eric Dyson

Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism. -Claire Danes

I think I'm one of the most patriotic people that I've ever encountered in America. I consider myself a bedrock patriot. I participate very actively in local politics, because my voice might be worthwhile. I participate in a meaningful way – not by donations; I work at it. -Hunter S. Thompson

It's one thing I like about America – they respect the sportsman. They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic! -David Beckham

My notion of the KGB came from romantic spy stories. I was a pure and utterly successful product of Soviet patriotic education. -Vladimir Putin

The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington – wasn't nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington. -Malcolm X

When I was a kid, back in the '40s, I was a voracious comic book reader. And at that time, there was a lot of patriotism in the comics. They were called things like 'All-American Comics' or 'Star-Spangled Comics' or things like that. I decided to do a logo that was a parody of those comics, with 'American' as the first word. -Harvey Pekar

It's important for someone like me – who's known Obama for 20 years – to speak the truth. I know him to be a Christian man. I know him to be one of the greatest patriots. -Hill Harper

It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace. -John Boyle O'Reilly

I'm not super-patriotic, but the U.S. is where I live, and it's the passport that I carry. -Waris Ahluwalia

During President George W. Bush's two terms, you couldn't drive far without seeing a particular bumper sticker: 'Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.' -Monica Crowley

America is a country born from semi-mythologized blood, glory and acts of selfless patriotic sacrifice. -Henry Rollins

If an American company has a drop of patriotic blood coursing through its system, then surely it would set up in America and employ Americans, right? -Henry Rollins

I think I shall return to America even a better patriot than when I left it. A citizen of the United States, travelling on the continent of Europe, finds the contrast between a government of power and a government of opinion forced upon him at every step. -William Cullen Bryant

Among the other values children should be taught are respect for others, beginning with the child's own parents and family; respect for the symbols of faith and the patriotic beliefs of others; respect for law and order; respect for the property of others; respect for authority. -James E. Faust

My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function. -Thomas Steinbeck

From my father's point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government. -Thomas Steinbeck

Corporations are a fictional entity that are designed to make money, and they're neither people nor patriots. -Scott Peters

I really believe at the end of the day, regardless of how noble you are or how patriotic the film might be, it has to serve as entertainment in order for your audiences to come into the theatre and watch it. Otherwise, audiences will wait and see it a few months later when it is premiered on television. -Abhishek Bachchan

Jesus Christ was a patriot! His country was the world. His laws were the eternal principles of liberty, and his followers, in every age, have been the chosen champions of freedom! -Orson F. Whitney

I auditioned in Chicago for Juilliard and didn't get in. I was basically living in a back room of my parents' house, paying rent and not doing anything with my life. I'd like to say it was patriotic to join the Marines, but it was also that I was doing nothing honorable with my life and spending too much time at McDonald's. -Adam Driver

I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I've never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country. -Andy Serkis

There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism. -Alexander Hamilton

David Beckham is a patriot, and I am sure he will help in any way he can. Beckham needs to be part of any future plans to remould the England set-up. Beckham and players like him need to be integrated into the set-up in the same way that the Germans take on board former players from Beckenbauer to Rummenigge. -Gordon Taylor

The last thing I would do to this country is to even put my personal interests about the country's interest. I have never done that in my life, and I will never do it because I, you know, I was brought up as a very patriotic Egyptian, and this is not just going to happen. -Wael Ghonim

I just bought a Jeep painted like an American flag. No one better question how patriotic I am. -Blake Anderson

'24' is not an anti-government show, really. We've always relied on Jack to fight for the greater good in his own way, and at times, '24' is very patriotic. For me personally, I definitely pay attention to things in a different way. -Mary Lynn Rajskub

Hoover was a patriot in his heart, but he definitely exceeded his power. -Clint Eastwood

Rank and file Democrats are very patriotic. They love this country and support the military. -Dick Mountjoy

Somebody said that part of my reaction to British cinema is actually, paradoxically, a patriotic one. I'm so disappointed that we're not better. -Kevin Brownlow

Show me one single patriot who has ever been in Barack Obama's life in any position of influence. You can't do it… Barack Obama detests this nation as founded. He has zero respect for the founding documents. -Brad Thor

In some ways, it's better that Obama got elected than McCain. I'd rather be stabbed in the chest with an Obama steak knife than to have been slowly bled to death with McCain paper cuts. Say what you will, but Obama has brought about a patriotic and civic renaissance, the likes of which I have never seen. -Brad Thor

We are indeed a nation of immigrants. People who choose to come to America have always been one of our greatest sources of national vitality. They keep our economy strong and our communities dynamic. They are some of our greatest patriots. -Tom Perez

You know, capital isn't patriotic. Capital goes to where it needs to go to get a return. -Steve Stivers

As Asian-Americans, the charge that is often lobbed against us is sort of the least original: the idea that somehow we're perpetual foreigners, that we can't be trusted, and that even my father, who was patriotic to the point that it was kind of a joke among his children, would be accused of being disloyal to America. -David Henry Hwang

Every year in China, Internet executives are officially rewarded for their 'patriotism.' -Rebecca MacKinnon

A moral argument about whether censorship is good or bad deteriorates quickly into accusations about who is more or less patriotic, moral, pious, and so on. -Rebecca MacKinnon

If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court wishes us to believe, they are stunningly unpatriotic ones. -Timothy Noah

The 1890s was an intensely patriotic decade for Americans. It was a time of neo-imperialism, when the European powers and the United States were establishing their flags around the globe. -Robert Dallek

I was born in the city's general hospital on November 15, 1930, and we lived at 31 Amherst Avenue in the western suburbs. It was a magical place. There were receptions at the French Club, race meetings at the Shanghai Racecourse, and various patriotic gatherings at the British Embassy on the Bund, the city's glamorous waterfront area. -J. G. Ballard

The dream of empire died when Shanghai surrendered without a fight. Even at the age of 11 or 12, I knew that no amount of patriotic newsreels would put the Union Jack jigsaw together again. From then on, I was slightly suspicious of all British adults. -J. G. Ballard

The truth is, our corporate income taxes are some of the highest in the world, and frankly, in my judgment it's unpatriotic if you're not for reducing the corporate income tax. We want to make it so American companies are on a more level playing field competing with companies around the world. -Jim Jordan

Legislation is the only lasting solution for the men and women brought to this country through no fault of their own who want to perform the ultimate act of patriotism in defending America. -Jeff Denham

The Spaniard is gallant and patriotic, and sacrifices everything, in favorable moments, for his country's good. He has the intrepidity of his bull. -Jose Rizal

In my grandfather's day, there was a different perspective on war and men that went into war; it was such a patriotic act to fight for your country in the Forties. -Ashton Holmes

As a parent with young children, I would always find little things that bothered me when I was reading bedtime stories or watching shows or listening to children's music. I couldn't find any stories, games or television shows that were fun and exciting while also being morally instructive and patriotic. -Allen Covert

Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country. -Cindy Sheehan

What is it that unites, on the left of British politics, George Orwell, Billy Bragg, Gordon Brown and myself? An understanding that identity and a sense of belonging need to be linked to our commitment to nationhood and a modern form of patriotism. -David Blunkett

Affirming belief that America is an exceptional nation has become a test of patriotism in American politics. -Michael Ignatieff

Every presidential candidate highlights patriotism, but Mr. Romney's is backed by the Mormon belief that the United States was chosen by God to play a special role in history, its Constitution divinely inspired. -Jodi Kantor

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism. -Joe Biden

I do not have to look for credentials for my Polishness and for my patriotism. I'm a Pole. The chronicles of my family go back – as far back as the 13th century. -Wojciech Jaruzelski

I know it is very hard to rise above the influences of party prejudice. Often, it almost drowns the sentiment of patriotism. Party rancor and party hatred are the last serpents which the genius of patriotism can crush. -Joseph P. Bradley

Let no American imagine that Zionism is inconsistent with patriotism. Multiple loyalties are objectionable only if they are inconsistent. -Louis D. Brandeis

America is not static. America is striving. And sometimes, America requires critique. Jingoism is an avoidance of realism. You can simultaneously love and be disappointed in the object of your love, wanting it to be better than it is. In fact, that is a measure of love. Honest critique is a pillar of patriotism. -Charles M. Blow

The concept of patriotism is not incompatible with that of humanity; on the contrary, let me state emphatically that he who best serves pacifism serves patriotism best. The nation is and can be no more than the vital basic unit of any international league. -Leon Bourgeois

I ask the educational system, the parents, the church, and pillars of the community to help shape a new culture of honesty, patriotism, respect, discipline and service for young Filipinos. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Protest is patriotic. Since the beginning of musical time, American singers and songwriters have used their talent and bully pulpits to show us America's strengths and shortcomings. -Shawn Amos

Some might consider me an unlikely advocate for gun rights because I sustained terrible injuries in a violent shooting. But I'm a patriot, and I believe the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage. -Gabrielle Giffords

War isn't just about bravery and courage and jingoism and patriotism. It's also fundamentally about grief. And the people that go and do the fighting and the dying are never the people who actually benefit from the fighting and the dying. -Russell Crowe

I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother's feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family. -Sukarno

World War II really fascinated me because it's the only time that everybody in this country sat down at the same table, because eating on rations was your patriotic duty. -Ruth Reichl

Sharing food has always had a central place in civilized societies; it's no accident that so many of our cultural, religious and patriotic rituals are involved with eating. -Ruth Reichl

To me, patriotism is about working ethically and wholeheartedly in our chosen field. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

I believe that international support through critical funds, together with the determination of my compatriots, Malawi can be a model country for meeting global health targets and get on with the business of African-driven global economic growth. -Joyce Banda

Supporting American technology companies is one of the most patriotic things you can do – the technology industry is the reason our country has such a high-standard of living and why we can afford to spread the democracy virus around the globe. -Jason Calacanis

We need to make sure that we have one another's back and recognize the fact that patriots come in all different sizes, shapes, colors, not all of them wear uniforms, some of them are employers, some of them are the family members who stay at home and take of business back here in the state of Oklahoma. -Harry M. Wyatt III

Empowerment is not about doing the same thing the same way in the same environment. It's about building the man and the woman and doing so with a view to creating better citizens and, by extension, better patriots in this society of ours. -Anthony Carmona

After the fighting is done, and even when it's still happening, apologies are often needed for the recounting of bare facts. Sometimes bare facts feel unpatriotic. -Phil Klay

I've certainly thought a lot more about things like tyranny and patriotism and violence. I think I found some kind of clarity – definitely a thicker understanding. -Phil Klay

Every year in late June, Custer's Last Stand is reenacted on the high plains of Montana. When Custer led out the 7th Cavalry in 2003 – the year I witnessed it – the audience stood and cheered with turbo-charged patriotism. -Clive Sinclair

When every church becomes a school, every cathedral a university, every clergyman a teacher, and all their hearers brave and honest thinkers, then – and not until then – will the dream of poet, patriot, philanthropist and philosopher become a real and blessed truth. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Homes make patriots. He who has sat by his own fireside with wife and children will defend it. Few men have been patriotic enough to shoulder a musket in defense of a boarding house. The prosperity and glory of our country depend upon the number of people who are the owners of homes. -Robert Green Ingersoll

It is hard to conceive of the utter demoralization, of the political blindness and immorality, of the patriotic dishonesty, of the cruelty and degradation of a people who supplemented the incomparable Declaration of Independence with the Fugitive Slave Law. -Robert Green Ingersoll

I have to admit, I'm not patriotic. It has partly to do with principle, but it is also a phobia/neurosis. -Rabih Alameddine

Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold. -Abraham Lincoln

The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature. -Abraham Lincoln

True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety. -Abraham Lincoln

My definition, the definition that I've always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one's own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I've also learned that this loyalty to one's corps travels both ways: up and down. -Chesty Puller

Like George Sand, the feminism of the present day asserts the right of free thought against the creed of authority in every field; the solidarity of mankind and the cause of peace against the patriotism of militarism; social reform against the existing relations of society. -Ellen Key

Whereas nationalism still seeks power, honour, and glory through means that endanger other countries, patriotism knows that a country's strength and honour can only be permanently safeguarded through concourse with other countries. And whereas nationalism scoffs at the idea of international laws and regulations, patriotism seeks to create such. -Ellen Key

For many years, when still a Yugoslav citizen, I was already a Swiss patriot, and in 1959, I obtained Swiss citizenship. However, I consider myself a world citizen, and I am very grateful to my adopted country that it allows me to be one. -Vladimir Prelog

I don't have heroes, exactly, but I do have people I hold in high respect. Ronald Reagan, for example, stood for ideals that I value: integrity, patriotism and a fundamental belief in goodness and capabilities of mankind. -Diane Hendricks

The life of a female politician makes it hard to combine personal life and work, but I think it is almost a patriotic duty to have children. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

The Montreal Olympics were in July 1976, the bicentennial, at the height of patriotism. -Caitlyn Jenner

I am a patriot. I would think there are no politicians who are not patriots. Since I am a politician, I often get criticized as I try to exercise what I believe to be right. However, if you mind such criticism, I think you can't protect people's lives. -Shinzo Abe

Americans should be ashamed of how aflutter they get about Downton Abbey – it's unpatriotic. I seem to remember we fought a revolution so as not to put up with this nonsense, where notions of station are so unforgiving that upper and lower echelons are practically different species. -Steve Erickson

Protection and patriotism are reciprocal. This is the way which has led nations to greatness. -John C. Calhoun

It is but too common, of late, to condemn the acts of our predecessors and to pronounce them unjust, unwise, or unpatriotic from not adverting to the circumstances under which they acted. Thus, to judge is to do great injustice to the wise and patriotic men who preceded us. -John C. Calhoun

All the evils of France have been produced less by the perversity of the wicked and the violence of fools than by the hesitation of the weak, the compromises of conscience, and the tardiness of patriotism. Let every deputy, every Frenchman show what he feels, what he thinks, and we are saved! -Marquis de Lafayette

It was by a Maryland colonel in the year 1777 that the British received, in the gallant defense of an important fort, one of the first lessons of what they were to expect from American valor and patriotism. -Marquis de Lafayette

I'm a nationalist. I'm a patriot. Nothing is wrong. I'm a born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So, I'm a Hindu nationalist, so yes, you can say I'm a Hindu nationalist because I am a born Hindu, I'm patriotic, so nothing is wrong in it. -Narendra Modi

The history of the Welsh, the Irish, the Highlanders, is just the same as that of the Gauls, one of internecine feud, no political cohesion, no capacity for merging private interests, forgetting private grudges for a patriotic cause. -Sabine Baring-Gould

In my eyes, a patriot is little more than an international blackleg. -Tariq Ali

We're a nation of celebrity and hero worshipers, so much so that we make heroes out of those who aren't, such as John Wayne: a patriotic, red-blooded, two-fisted American who spent the Second World War in the trenches on the movie lots of Hollywood. -Vincent Bugliosi

Dependence is not patriotism. A man does not love his mother if he hangs about her to the point of burdening her with a weak, feckless son. -Maria Montessori

There's something I will say: In the U.S., people are very patriotic. Their patriotism is obvious. In France, for many years, you had to fight to be patriotic. People are pushing us from loving our own country. -Marine Le Pen

I'd love to go to the Olympics. I grew up watching it on TV, and I was always very patriotic and passionate watching that. I'd like to give that back to my country, but I know I can't just walk into the side. -Nick Cummins

I have been with Donald for 18 years, and I have been aware of his love for this country since we first met. He never had a hidden agenda when it comes to his patriotism because, like me, he loves this country so much. -Melania Trump

When the Founding Fathers arrived here in Philadelphia to forge a new nation, they didn't come as Democrats or Republicans or to nominate a presidential candidate. They came as patriots who feared party politics. -Michael Bloomberg

I would like to say that the National Front has never been anti-Semitic. Not only am I not anti-Semitic, but I have explained to my Jewish compatriots that the movement that is most able to protect them is the National Front. -Marine Le Pen

I respect and value the ideals of rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn't defeat the British, it didn't get us to the moon, build our nation's highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism. -Cory Booker

The patriotism in Britain comes from us being a leader. On jobs, on tax havens, on workers' rights, on the environment. We can be leading Europe… and it will be to the benefit of every British citizen. -Gordon Brown

There's a fine line between patriotism and corn. -David L. Wolper

I'm enough of a patriot to think that the American public makes good choices. -Richard Ben Cramer

When Pearl Harbor was bombed, young Japanese-Americans, like all young Americans, rushed to their draft board to volunteer to fight for our country. That act of patriotism was answered with a slap in the face. We were denied service and categorized as enemy non-alien. -George Takei

My political awakening, if I can be as grand as to call it that, was all about what was happening around me. It wasn't some romantic, patriotic vision of Scotland going back to what it had been 300 years previously. -Nicola Sturgeon

Not only are Feiglin's people radicals and fascists but also the bearers of severe personal disturbances, which hide behind a layer of patriotic make-up under the camouflage of the Jewish faith. -Yossi Sarid

My father is an amazing guy – he's a total, total patriot… He loves America … and he says what's on his mind… He's not like the typical politician who has to pander to everybody. -Eric Trump

I was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens, went to high school and college in Brooklyn. My father was a city cop for over 30 years. To me, New York values are being patriotic, being strong, not panicking when there's a crisis, and trying to help each other out. -Peter T. King

Being a patriot doesn't mean prioritizing service to government above all else. Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your Constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen, from the violations of and encroachments of adversaries. And those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries. -Edward Snowden

If I had to describe myself, I wouldn't use words like 'hero.' I wouldn't use 'patriot,' and I wouldn't use 'traitor.' I'd say I'm an American and I'm a citizen, just like everyone else. -Edward Snowden

For goodness' sakes, back in 2006, when we were about to lose the battle in Iraq, thank goodness our patriots fought in the Anbar province and Fallujah and turned that thing around. -Phil Gingrey

Many good people serve in Congress. They are patriotic, hard-working, and devoted to the public good as they see it, but the institutional and cultural impediments to change frustrate the intentions of these well-meaning people as rarely before. -Evan Bayh

As Democrats, we have a patriotic duty and political imperative to lay out our ideas for protecting America. -Evan Bayh

I'm hugely patriotic. -Adam Peaty

God bless and help all the victims and patriots of 9/11, from the families of Flight 93 passengers to those who were in the Pentagon and Twin Towers as well as others who have fought and presently fight the war on terror. -Chuck Norris

This country is in a crisis. And if you're fighting to save this country, if you're fighting to take this country back, it's not going to be sunshine and patriots. It's going to be people who want to fight. I mean, Andrew Breitbart was all about the fight. -Steve Bannon

I don't think anyone has qualms in saying victory to the people of India. But when a political party appropriates such a slogan and says this is the definition of patriotism, those who say it are patriotic and those who don't are not patriotic, then I reject that definition. -P. Chidambaram

I don't think a lot of people are able to relate to genuine patriotism, a genuinely good feeling about our country and its meaning to the rest of the world. -Christopher McCulloch

A republic has been established, and our compatriots in Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang, who have always been a part of China, are all now Chinese citizens who are masters of their country. -Sun Yat-sen

All our compatriots know that the loss of Mongolia would mean the demise of our country. We would rather resist Russia and die heroically than succumb to Russia and perish shamefully. -Sun Yat-sen

The visionary, industrious, Christian, and segregated black community of the early- to mid-1960s understood and embraced the importance of a positive self-perception. It was this same recognition that drove millions of young patriotic black men throughout our nation's history to be among the first to volunteer when our nation went to war. -Burgess Owens

I'm fiercely patriotic, and the flag and the anthem is something that I really, really respect. -Abby Wambach

There are many examples in our history of overheated rhetoric leading to fear and prejudice and government overreach. My own grandfather, a sociologist, was dragged in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He said he wasn't a Communist and explained that American Negroes were patriots like everyone else. -Jeh Johnson

I'm a patriot. I admire our military, their character, code of honor, belief systems. -Peter Berg

I think patriotism is all about wanting to see America better, wanting to see those are oppressed do better and get treated better. -Nate Parker

The whole European Federal plan is ridiculous. We are patriotic. The single currency is an outrage. We want the Queen's head – or the King's head, if we have a king – on our own coins. -Victoria Beckham

All I'd like to say is that I am a patriotic, loyal American. I love my country and the values that it stands for. And I am a Muslim. -Keith Ellison

I happen to love the patriotic songs of America. -Mitt Romney

I want America to be more like America, if you will. I want the songs, that patriotism we have. -Mitt Romney

Arthur Laffer has taught us, 'If you tax something, you get less of it.' That's why firms are moving offshore in droves. It's not about being unpatriotic. It's that it doesn't pay, after-tax, to invest in the United States. -Lawrence Kudlow

The unyielding resistance of the Cuban patriots is symbolized by our 5 Heroes. They shall never back down! They shall never surrender! -Fidel Castro

Given the knee-jerk patriotism of recent war movies, it's discouraging to see 'Windtalkers' evade pertinent facts that could have recast the doubled-edged issues of racism and loyalty and made them relevant to contemporary times. -Elvis Mitchell

I am a patriot, but I must say that English poetry is the richest in the world. -Joseph Brodsky

I've said it before: War brings out the patriotic bullies. In World War I, they went around kicking dachshunds on the grounds that dachshunds were 'German dogs.' They did not, however, go around kicking German shepherds. -Molly Ivins

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' -Donald Trump

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag. -Donald Trump

Oliver Stone might think he's a guy who chews with his mouth open and yells at the hired help, but the George W. Bush I've spent nearly three hours with is a warm, funny, smart, engaged, compassionate, patriotic, decent and honorable man. -Mike Gallagher

Xenophobia is dangerous, but patriotism is a good thing. -Viktor Orban

Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries. -Bhagat Singh

There are some patriotic citizens who sincerely hope that America will win the war – but they also hope that Russia will lose it; and there are some who hope that America will win the war, but that England will lose it; and there are some who hope that America will win the war, but that Roosevelt will lose it. -Elmer Davis

It is of great importance to our country generally, and especially to our navigating and whaling interests, that the Pacific Coast and, indeed, the whole of our territory west of the Rocky Mountains, should speedily be filled up by a hardy and patriotic population. -James K. Polk

The applause of his native land is the richest reward to which the patriot ever aspires. It is this for which 'he bears to live or dares to die.' It is the high incentive to those achievements which illustrate the page of history and give to poetry its brightest charm. -John Tyler

I here ask pardon of all my compatriots for everything of which I have been guilty towards them. I know that, by my ill-considered and immature works, I have brought distress to many and that I have even provoked others to attack me openly and, in general, have produced displeasure in many. -Nikolai Gogol

The patriot subordinates himself to his State in order to raise it above all other States and thus, as it were, to find his personal sacrifice repaid with ample interest through the might and greatness of his fatherland. -Richard Wagner

Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom. -Sam Houston

There are people who consider it almost unpatriotic to be inquisitive and to be truthful about your opinions. -Laura Dern

I belong to the Russian language. As to the state, from my point of view, the measure of a writer's patriotism is not oaths from a high platform, but how he writes in the language of the people among whom he lives. -Joseph Brodsky

Whites, like ourselves, belong to our country. They are compatriots, fellow citizens… we see them as Africans. -Oliver Tambo

It is true that of all the states in India, Nagaland has a unique history. We are sensitive to this historical fact. But this uniqueness has in no way diminished the spirit of patriotism among the Naga people. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Our nuclear scientists and engineers have done a splendid job, and naturally, the entire nation has risen to salute their professional excellence, discipline, and patriotism. They have had the benefit of having been led in the past by great men like Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. -Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I didn't grow up seeing faces of patriots, emotional and raw and gritty, who looked like me. -Corey Hawkins

Growing up, we never got to see a hero who didn't have superpowers who looked like us, that you could kind of look to and say, 'I could be that guy one day. I could be a patriot. I could be a soldier. I could work in the government and be a hero.' -Corey Hawkins

I think it's a mistake for the American public to constantly be told that if you work for an oil company or you work for a bank, that automatically makes you bad. I think a lot of these people are very qualified people who are patriots. They're going to want to help the country. -Jamie Dimon

I am a patriot: I want to help my country and help it grow. -Jamie Dimon

For me, my country comes first. Nothing else matters but my country. I always felt that the best way to express your patriotism is to spread love, and that's all I ever tried to do through my work and my cinema. -Karan Johar

I'm a very patriotic England fan, actually. I always wore my heart on my sleeve. -Harry Kane

It used to upset me – now it makes me sad – to see people use patriotism and our troops as a pawn in their political argument. Because I know personally, growing up in a military family, the sacrifice that is made on a daily basis. -Tamron Hall

A film like 'Shirdi Sai' caters to the family audiences, while 'Rajanna' evokes patriotic sense in viewers. 'Damarukam,' on the other hand, is a full-length commercial film made for the masses. -Akkineni Nagarjuna

It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken. -Marine Le Pen

I think patriotism is never racism. -Marine Le Pen

I'm extremely patriotic. I'll always be Canadian. -Diego Klattenhoff

The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents' dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism. -Dana Perino

Those who do not cherish affection for their parents, spouses and children and for their homes, villages and workplaces cannot love their country and fellow people; they can never become genuine patriots. -Kim Jong-un

We should educate all Party members and other working people to become genuine patriots who first love their parents, spouses and children and further sincerely shed sweat and dedicate their all to spruce up their homes, villages and workplaces so that they are better than others' and add lustre to their country, their motherland. -Kim Jong-un

To apply Kim Jong Il's patriotism means to thoroughly materialize the General's intentions and desires for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of all generations to come and to carry on all work for achieving the prosperity of the country in the way he did. -Kim Jong-un

All Party members, service personnel, and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time. -Kim Jong-un

My noble respect also goes to the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, martyrs of the People's Army and other patriotic martyrs who dedicated all their precious things to promoting the development of our Party and the prosperity of the country in loyal support of the great leaders. -Kim Jong-un

Our young people are patriots and heroes whom we can be proud of before the world; that they have a large contingent of such trustworthy young people is a great blessing for the Workers' Party of Korea and a source of pride for Korea, and this assures the great strength of our dignified state and its bright future. -Kim Jong-un

Peasants, who after the liberation of the country became the masters of their lands and their country under the benevolence of Comrade Kim Il Sung, launched the campaigns for increasing agricultural production and donating cereals out of patriotism, and thus faithfully supported the Party's line of nation building. -Kim Jong-un

Building a sports power is a patriotic undertaking aimed at translating into reality the plan and wish of the great leaders, who devoted their efforts to building ours into a country that prospers and grows stronger on the strength of sports. -Kim Jong-un

The proud road travelled by Chongryon bears the imprints of the wise guidance and painstaking efforts of the great leaders, who strengthened and developed Chongryon into a Juche-based overseas compatriots' body that represents the rights and interests of all the Koreans resident in Japan. -Kim Jong-un

The great Comrade Kim Jong Il was an outstanding leader who, true to the President's great idea, developed Chongryon into a pacesetter of patriotism, into a model of patriotic loyalty to the motherland, and into a prototype body of overseas compatriots. -Kim Jong-un

All the organizations and officials of Chongryon, regarding this unity as the great foundation of the movement of Koreans in Japan, should rally themselves around the central leadership with one mind and purpose, and accomplish its patriotic cause, which was pioneered with comradely unity, by dint of comradeship. -Kim Jong-un

I'm a patriot… Like my late father who came here and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

I came back to Haiti after the earthquake not to shoot a film, but to help and be a part of the rebuilding process, like all my fellow compatriots. I didn't come to shoot a film, but I became frustrated when I realized that my help was kind of useless. We all felt lost and helpless. And it's out of that frustration that I decided to shoot a film. -Raoul Peck

It is really your behaviour that determines whether you're a patriot. -Douglas Tompkins

If you're trashing your own country, ruining the soils, contaminating the waters and the air, cutting down trees, overfishing the lakes, rivers and oceans, you're not much of a patriot. -Douglas Tompkins

I suffer the mortification of seeing myself attacked right and left by people at home professing patriotism and love of country who never heard the whistle of a hostile bullet. I pity them and the nation dependent on such for its existence. I am thankful, however that, though such people make a great noise, the masses are not like them. -Ulysses S. Grant

My dear compatriots, I'm not interested in your race, your origin, your sexual orientation. What interests me is your happiness. -Marine Le Pen

There are two projects facing each other. There's Marine Le Pen's project of a fractured, closed France. On the other hand, you have my project which is a republican, patriotic project aiming at… reconciling France. -Emmanuel Macron

I want to be the president of all the people of France, for the patriots facing the threat of nationalism. -Emmanuel Macron

I want to become the president of all the people of France – the president of the patriots in the face of the threat from the nationalists. -Emmanuel Macron

We have seen a major decomposition of French political life, of the old political mainstream parties, and what we see now is a real new configuration which is emerging between the patriots and the new liberals. -Marine Le Pen

After military service, the most patriotic thing you can do as a wealthy person is pay your taxes. -Mark Cuban

General David Petraeus is an American patriot and hero. -Brandon Webb

I have been struck by the pervasive frequency of pompously patriotic ads for the defense industry, usually accompanied by deferential salutations to our men and women who are heroically sacrificing their lives in our defense. Do we really need all of that for our security? -Zbigniew Brzezinski

You go to Paris, or you go to Portugal, you go to Poland, and you ask, 'Who are you people?' They'll tell you, we're Portuguese, we're Spanish, we're Polish. Who are the people that are really European? The people in Brussels, in the E.U. bureaucracy. Europe has not been able to move to the level of patriotic identification with the concept. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

I know the hardships that my compatriots working abroad are facing. -Coco Martin

I just got a new dog, so I was worried that he'd hate the fireworks, and he did, but just because he's not a patriot, not because of the loud sounds. The loud sounds he's fine with – he just hates America. -Nikki Glaser

We're not Democrats first. We're not Republicans first. We're Americans first. We're patriots first. -Mitch McConnell

We have suffered discrimination. We have suffered isolation and undermining. But we stand up for America, oftentimes when others who think they are more patriotic, who say they are more patriotic, do not. -Maxine Waters

I think it's the height of patriotism to continue to exercise your right as a citizen and to hold your government to account. Isn't that what the very essence of democracy is about? -Valerie Plame

I felt very patriotic playing a New York City cop. -Cobie Smulders

Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission. -Chelsea Manning

My family is patriotic. -Tomi Lahren

We want enough people adopting Bitcoin for a robust infrastructure. It's an act of patriotism. It gives the country a robust parallel system. -Patrick M. Byrne

When I hear things like 'unpatriotic,' I just chalk it up to a lot of political rhetoric. -Heather Bresch

Living on hypocrisy is not a healthy diet for patriots. -Tom Tancredo

When listening to politicians, distinguish certain words. Look out for the expansive use of 'terrorism' and 'extremism.' Be alive to the fatal notions of 'exception' and 'emergency.' Be angry about the treacherous use of patriotic vocabulary. -Timothy D. Snyder

Getting out to protest, this is something real and, I would say, something patriotic. Part of the new authoritarianism is to get people to prefer fiction and inaction to reality and action. -Timothy D. Snyder

I can't tell you how lucky I feel. I've gotten to work Peter Facinelli 'American Odyssey,' and I got to do 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' – which really gave me such a tremendous amount of pride and patriotism, and it was very close to my heart. I've really had such great support, so many great teachers, and so many wonderful people surrounding me. -Elena Kampouris

Mr. Trump's election has caused a tectonic shift in advertising – just as it has in media more generally – and themes that might have once seemed innocuous or patriotic have suddenly become politically charged, controversial, and divisive. -James B. Stewart

For many centuries, even thousands of years, patriotism worked quite well. Of course, it led to wars an so forth, but we shouldn't focus too much on the bad. -Yuval Noah Harari

Blue is the color of peace. Water is blue. I like the color blue because it just puts me at peace. The patriotic symbol is blue. I just like blue. -Antonio Brown

My brother loves this country deeply. He has laid down roots, and he has always been incredibly patriotic and committed to this country. -Maya Soetoro-Ng

No matter where people stand on the policies that led to the conflicts, Americans recognize the depth of sacrifice and patriotism of our men and women in uniform. Everyone agrees these heroes deserve every advantage we can give them. -Bobby Kotick

I'm relatively patriotic. -Zhou Qunfei

While most know the young Stalin was a seminarian, few realize that he was also a Georgian patriot, a published romantic poet. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

We like being English, but we're not that patriotic. -Winston Marshall

I am against nationalists, but I am very much in favour of patriots. -Jean-Claude Juncker

I don't need a certificate of my patriotism from those in the establishment. -Asma Jahangir

When the Bangladesh war happened, people in Pakistan who did not support it were called unpatriotic. My father was in the jail at that time, and a lot of those who knew my family used to call us children of a traitor. -Asma Jahangir

I am not patriotic or nationalistic, but the French language is like a country where I take refuge when I have nowhere else to go. It consoles me for everything. For me, the language no longer belongs to the colonialists. -Leila Slimani

I just accept that, if my party and my compatriots wish that I be removed from office, they must exercise that right and do so in the manner prescribed in the Constitution. -Jacob Zuma

As a patriotic American, I am reluctant to leave my post as director of the National Economic Council because I feel a duty to fulfil my commitment to work on behalf of the American people. -Gary Cohn

Election time is when you start to hear about 'average people,' 'working families,' 'patriotic Americans' and such. -Anand Giridharadas

There are good reasons for not wanting to host the Olympics. The Games can be costly and, in spite of their patriotic overtones, can unintentionally expose a nation's weaknesses to the world. -Mary Pilon

My father was a veteran. He fought in World War II. He was a patriot. On the other hand, he had no illusions whatsoever about how Uncle Sam had mistreated him and other black soldiers. -John Edgar Wideman

I'm a huge patriot, and what holds a lot of value for me is to be part of Team U.S.A. -Mike Schultz

I'm an Australian. And I'm speaking generally here, but Australians in general aren't patriotic or nationalistic. Our country was built by immigrants. So, by my experience, I've seen the way immigration has transformed nations. They are the key people who quite literally build civilizations, be it culturally or musically. -John Hillcoat

Usually, if someone wants an inspiring-type number – patriotic, gospel, big love song – then I think you do think of me. -Jennifer Holliday

You have a very large population of hackers in Eastern Europe in general and Russia especially. A lot of them consider themselves patriotic individuals and will take broad direction from government policies. -Dmitri Alperovitch

If you play in this country, live in this country, and you grow up in the heartland – and you put on a Russian uniform – you are not a patriotic person. -Anne Donovan

True patriotism is loving your country and countrymen enough to want to make it better. -Malcolm Jenkins

There were not that many people who were willing to come out and stand up for Muslims or stand up against the abuses of the Bush administration. That was post-9/11, so I think there was a lot of fear at the time about exactly what that meant – were they unpatriotic if they stood up? -Pramila Jayapal

We want Angolans who have fortunes abroad to be the first to invest in the country, thus demonstrating that they are true patriots. -Joao Lourenco

Those moments onstage when you realize what you and your compatriots are doing matters – someone in that room needs to hear that story, someone needs to escape or heal or learn or breathe, and remember, we're all in this together. -Jessie Mueller

It was an act of patriotism when we worked to pass a law allowing the prosecution of federal hate crimes in the name of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd. -Kamala Harris

Once conscription was introduced during the First World War, and once Britain's wars ceased being confined to the empire or to continental Europe and began seriously threatening our own shores and safety, it became much easier to denounce any anti-war agitation and argument as inherently irresponsible and unpatriotic. -Linda Colley

For a very long time, loyalists were often left out of patriotic American histories of the revolution. Or they were caricatured as upper-class Tory reactionaries, or – rather like the Jacobites – made the subject only of nostalgic antiquarianism. -Linda Colley

Thanksgiving is America's favourite holiday, and a brilliant piece of personal as well as patriotic calendrical invention. -Linda Colley

Players who take a knee during the national anthem do so to protest injustice across the country – fulfilling a patriotic duty to never accept injustice, but to call it out when we see it. -Ayanna Pressley

Latino patriots have served and fought in every war. They are artists, dancers, singers, poets and journalists, teachers and scientists. More and more Latinos are becoming entrepreneurs and businesspeople, contributing to the wealth and economic well-being of the nation. -Bob Menendez

Being called up to the national team isn't a competition of who's more patriotic. -Gerard Pique

Chauvinist doesn't mean sexist. Chauvinist means extremely patriotic. -Gavin McInnes

I think Americans are really patriotic people, so patriotism is something they can understand. I'm very patriotic about Brazil, my country, and that includes my language. -Jose Aldo

Scratch below the surface, and you will find I am a patriotic little thing, desperately proud to be part of this island nation. -Katie Hopkins

Getting a chance to see good, decent, patriotic people who just want to have self-determination is something for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life. -Stephen Miller

I grew up being very patriotic. My parents really love this country. A big part of what they love is freedom of speech… I'm fearless because aren't we supposed to be able to speak our mind? -Carlos Mencia

It saddens me that African Americans – when they express their pain, when they protest about police violence, when they question inequality, when they raise issues of bondage and discrimination – African Americans are seen as not patriotic. -Bryan Stevenson

Undeniable though it is that many Indian Muslims misguidedly consider Pakistan their haven, the immeasurably greater number who take intense pride in being Indian and who connect deeply with the country are hurt and angered at our patriotism being under scrutiny. -Naseeruddin Shah

Granted, patriotism is not a tonic that can be forced down people's throats. -Naseeruddin Shah

The RBI governor post is very high in the Warrant of Precedence and requires a patriotic and unconditional commitment to our nation. -Subramanian Swamy

I am not Left or Right. I believe in nationalism, patriotism, the federal structure, democracy, and the poor. -Mamata Banerjee

When I deployed to Iraq with my fellow soldiers, putting our lives on the line for our country, no one in the media questioned our patriotism because of our religion. -Tulsi Gabbard

My compatriot Diego Godin is one of the best defenders in the world, good enough to play for any team in any league. -Diego Forlan

A pattern has developed under the Maduro regime. When pressure builds, the first recourse is to repress and persecute. I know this because buckshot pellets fired by members of the armed forces – at peaceful protesters in 2017 – remain lodged in my own body. A minor price to pay compared to the sacrifices made by some of my compatriots. -Juan Guaido

You can't underestimate how patriotic the people of this country are. -Esther McVey

Kneeling for the anthem does nothing to advance solutions to racial injustice, police brutality, or any other social plight. It is a slap in the face to patriotism itself. It is a statement that America as a country is no longer worth standing for. -Matt Gaetz

My parents, Arthur and Olwen, were honest, working-class people who raised my brother Arthur, sister June, and me with the values of that era – patriotism, stoicism, honesty, concern for your neighbours, and judging a man by what he did rather than what he had. -David Jason

It'd be nice to claim that the American press, while maintaining objectivity and balancing against bias, is still inherently American – that they are patriots who love this country even as they report on its defects. -Ben Domenech

God bless America. I am American. I'm very patriotic. I love this country. -Henry Cejudo

I feel, if I criticize my country, it's not because I don't like my country. I love my country. That is my patriotism. I want to make it a better place for my children, for everyone. And if we don't look at what's in front of us, and we allow things to get out of hand because of other vested interests, then as citizens are not doing a good job. -Soni Razdan

Coming out of 'Hamilton,' my patriotic spirit and love for my country is renewed. I think that's the case for a lot of people. It instills a newly revitalized spirit in terms of learning about the formation of our country. -Jordan Fisher

For Americans, of course, it's football, basketball, and baseball. We live for it. In many ways, it sums up who we are. In Iran, it's all about wrestling. The patriotism toward their country comes out in the way they wrestle, so it makes sense why they're the best. -Jordan Burroughs

Music in our schools is considered to be an extra-curricular activity in which you teach your students a few patriotic songs and bhajans that children are not interested in. -Shankar Mahadevan

I've been a Rusev Day fan since before there was a Rusev Day. I feel like I was the forerunner of it all. I saw something in him before the WWE universe saw it in him, back when they were booing us for being patriotic to our countries. -Lana

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, and I intend to continue to push my country to respect the rights of all its citizens. I will not be silenced. -Linda Sarsour

When I stand up here, and I'm fighting for your rights and the rights of all people in these United States of America, I am a true patriot. -Linda Sarsour

Let's be clear: a nationalist is not a patriot. -Frans Timmermans

If nationalism makes us poor, weak, and morally insecure, how can it claim to be patriotic? I maintain that nationalists are unpatriotic. -Frans Timmermans

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