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Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Guy de Maupassant
This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear.
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?
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
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
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.
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.
During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
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.
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.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
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.
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.
The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
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 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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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