Best 353 of Patriotic quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Frank Gehry

Many people put a green button on their collar and feel good, just like a lot of people put an American flag on their lapels and feel patriotic. It's not enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Calvin Coolidge

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.

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Bill Maher

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

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Will Rogers

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sarah Vowell

I wish it were different. I wish that we privileged knowledge in politicians, that the ones who know things didn't have to hide it behind brown pants, and that the know-not-enoughs were laughed all the way to the Maine border on their first New Hampshire meet and greet. I wish that in order to secure his party's nomination, a presidential candidate would be required to point at the sky and name all the stars; have the periodic table of the elements memorized; rattle off the kings and queens of Spain; define the significance of the Gatling gun; joke around in Latin; interpret the symbolism in seventeenth-century Dutch painting; explain photosynthesis to a six-year-old; recite Emily Dickinson; bake a perfect popover; build a shortwave radio out of a coconut; and know all the words to Hoagy Carmichael's "Two Sleepy People," Johnny Cash's "Five Feet High and Rising," and "You Got the Silver" by the Rolling Stones. After all, the United States is the greatest country on earth dealing with the most complicated problems in the history of the world--poverty, pollution, justice, Jerusalem. What we need is a president who is at least twelve kinds of nerd, a nerd messiah to come along every four years, acquire the Secret Service code name Poindexter, install a Revenge of the Nerds screen saver on the Oval Office computer, and one by one decrypt our woes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Andy Serkis

I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I've never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Douglas Macarthur

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ronald Reagan

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sami Al-arian

To be patriotic is to be able to question government policy in times of crisis. To be patriotic is to stand up for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in times of uncertainty and insecurity. To be patriotic is to speak up against the powerful in defense of the weak and the voiceless. To be patriotic is to be willing to pay the price to preserve our freedoms, dignity, and rights. To be patriotic is to challenge the abuses of the PATRIOT Act.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Washington

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Justin Raimondo

We have to show the American People that war is not patriotic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard M. Nixon

For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all of the people on this earth are truly one. One in their pride at what you have done, one in our prayers that you will return safely to earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

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Robert Green Ingersoll

He loves his country best who strives to make it best.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hunter S. Thompson

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jesse Ventura

If you're patriotic, stand up for the Bill of Rights because once they strip your rights from you, you will pay hell to get them back. You will and we're in the process of it right now.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ljupka Cvetanova

Help yourself with the state! It's on democracy!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Condoleezza Rice

The essence of America – that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea — and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from but where you are going.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Reinhardt

I can't think of any decision where the entire Congress immediately rushes to condemn a decision by the court. It's getting to be election time and this gives everyone in Congress a chance to prove they are patriotic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John F Kennedy

We shall pay any price, bear any burden, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

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Colin Powell

You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Horatius Flaccus

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

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George Santayana

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barack Obama

We created a whole lot of millionaires to boot. Businesses did just fine. And you know there are plenty of patriotic, successful Americans all across the country -- I meet them every day -- who'd be willing to make this contribution again because they understand there is such a thing as the common good. They understand that we're in this thing together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Mattis

We've backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I'm going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert H. Jackson

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous instead of a compulsory routine is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wesley Clark

I don't think it was a patriotic war. I think it was a mistake, a strategic mistake, and I think that the president of the United States wasn't patriotic in going after Saddam Hussein. He simply misled America and cost us casualties and killed and injured America's reputation around the world without valid reason for doing so. It's not patriotic; it's wrong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eileen Collins

Some people said, “we don't want to risk astronauts lives anymore, we need to stop doing this”. The astronauts don't feel that wayWe fly for our country, we fly for humanity, we fly for exploration, we fly for a variety of reasons, and we don't stop flying because we have accidents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Herbert Hoover

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

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Edith Wharton

How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rutherford B. Hayes

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear.

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Andrew Jackson

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

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George Washington

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Melina Mercouri

You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are our noblest symbol of excellence. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy. They are our aspirations and our name. They are the essence of Greekness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William J. Clinton

Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anatole France

A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reform. It does not haggle over expenditures for armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Henry Rollins

America is a country born from semi-mythologized blood, glory and acts of selfless patriotic sacrifice.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar

This is our sacred land, Bharat, a land whose glories are sung by the Gods, a land visualized by Mahayogi Aurobindo as the living manifestation of the Divine Mother of the universe, the Jaganmaataa, the Aadishakti, the Mahaamaayaa, the Mahaadurgaa, Who has assumed concrete form to enable us to see Her and worship Her,...a land worshipped by all our seers and sages as Maatrubhoomi, Dharmabhoomi, Karmabhoomi and Punybhoomi, a veritable Devabhoomi and Mokshabhoomi" -

By Anonym 13 Sep

Denis Fahey

I knew Otto Kahn [According to the Figaro, Mr. Kahn on first going to America was a clerk in the firm of Speyer and Company, and married a grand-daughter of Mr. Wolf, one of the founders of Kuhn, Loeb & Company], the multi-millionaire, for many years. I knew him when he was a patriotic German. I knew him when he was a patriotic American. Naturally, when he wanted to enter the House of Commons, he joined the 'patriotic party.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andrew Jackson

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Winston Churchill

War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leon Trotsky

From being a patriotic myth, the Russian people have become an awful reality.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Fatima Bhutto

My Country I don't have any caps left made back home Nor any shoes that trod your roads I've worn out your last shirt quite long ago It was of Sile cloth Now you only remain in the whiteness of my hair Intact in my heart Now you only remain in the whiteness of my hair In the lines of my forehead My country -Nazim Hikmet

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sherman Skolnick

It is obviously good and proper to respect the U.S. flag, perpetuated with the blood of American heroes. On the other hand, it can be a fatal mistake, a nuking of the Bill of Rights, not to recognize scoundrels who wrap themselves in the same flag to cover up their crimes against the American common people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There is no patriotic art and no patriotic science.

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Cary Fukunaga

I think that one of the most exciting things about making films is the sort of reaching out to the world. It's as an ambassador. You realize the more you travel that you are a cultural ambassador for your own country. You never become more patriotic than you do living abroad.