Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
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.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
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
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.