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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.
True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
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
Democrats are so spineless, so afraid to go against the tide... but dissension is the greatest form of patriotism.
I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism.
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.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
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.
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
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.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.
Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.
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
Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart. It should be taught to you by your parents.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
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.
There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.
Robert Charles Winthrop
There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
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.
Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism.
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.
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.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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