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It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.
Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
Charles Edward Montague
We live in a time of conflict - external and internal - when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
Patriots don't let their nation default.
Into the soul of every student I would have instilled the patriotic fervor of Patrick Henry.
David O. McKay
It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
John Dos Passos
Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation.
To work hard. To open new doors for our kids, for our grandkids. To renew our spirit. That's what America is about.
Joseph M. Kyrillos
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism.
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.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
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
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
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
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.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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