Our heart's where they rocked our cradle, Our love where we spent our toil, And our faith, and our hope, and our honour We pledge to our native soil!
The Native-Born (1894)
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.john f. kennedy
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.james Bryce
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism how passionately I hate them!Albert Einstein
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
I have heard something said about allegiance to the South: I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.Robert Reich
To be a good patriot, a man must consider his countrymen as God's creatures, and himself as accountable for his acting towards them.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.Denis Diderot
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.
[Patriotism is the] willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.bertrand russell
Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country.bertrand russell
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred toward any one.
I hope to find my country in the right: however I will stand by her, right or wrong.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
I am not a Virginian but an American.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I never would lay down my arms, never! Never! Never!
Our country, right or wrong! When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right!
Where's the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land?walter scott
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.