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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.
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history.
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.
I'd like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I've tried to meditate, but it's really hard for me to stay still. I'd like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can't shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.
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.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
George S. Patton
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
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.
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles de Gaulle
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.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
Our national motto is 'In God we Trust,' reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
R. Lee Ermey
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Ho Chi Minh
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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