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  • Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

    Funny   Wisdom   Country  
  • Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

  • There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

    'Notes for an Oration at Braintree' (Spring 1772)
  • If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.

    Country   Patriotic   Gay  
    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • [W]hat makes patriotic and religious fanatics such dangerous opponents is not the deaths of the fanatics themselves, but their willingness to accept the deaths of a fraction of their number in order to annihilate or crush their infidel enemy.

    Jared Diamond (2017). “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies”, p.247, W. W. Norton & Company
  • I don't think the United States needs superpatriots. We need patriotism, honestly practiced by all of us, and we don't need these people that are more patriotic than you or anyone else.

  • I would rather have peace in the world than be President.

    Harry S. Truman (2003). “Miracle of '48: Harry Truman's Major Campaign Speeches & Selected Whistle-stops”, p.106, SIU Press
  • Greenspan advised the American people to buy - he repeated the old mantra: 'spending is patriotic'. He also managed to convince them that if they did not have the money, that shouldn't stop them. They would 'pay later'. To a certain extent he was correct, we are all having to 'pay later'... we may even never stop paying.

    Patriotic   People   May  
    Gilad Atzmon (2011). “The Wandering Who?: A Study of Jewish Identity Politics”, p.27, John Hunt Publishing
  • War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.

    Peace   War   Patriotic  
    Winston Churchill (2013). “The Second World War”, p.565, A&C Black
  • Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people's countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for the universal brotherhood of man - with his mouth.

    Country   Patriotic   Men  
    Mark Twain (2009). “Mark Twain’s Book of Animals”, p.121, Univ of California Press
  • But if future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than with sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as God really made it, not just as it looked when we got through with it.

    "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States".
  • Only men of moral and mental force, of a patriotic regard for the relationship of the two races, can be of real service as ministers in the South. Less theology and more of human brotherhood, less declamation and more common sense and love for truth, must be the qualifications of the new ministry that shall yet save the race from the evils of false teaching.

  • If you have a right to respect, that means other people don't have a right to their own opinions.

    Mean   Patriotic   People  
    Thomas Sowell (2006). “Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays”, Hoover Inst Press
  • It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.

  • It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

    Abraham Lincoln (2008). “The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln”, p.156, Wildside Press LLC
  • It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.

  • Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Address at Marietta, Ohio, July 8, 1938.
  • All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.

    Grover Cleveland (1909). “Addresses, State Papers and Letters”
  • Obviously, there are people who constrict themselves and build walls around themselves, whether it's from a moral standpoint or a patriotic standpoint, or just plain old conformity, and who therefore live in those little prisons, and when things breach those walls, it's shocking for them.

    Wall   Patriotic   People  
  • Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.

    The Lay of the Last Minstrel canto 6, st. 1 (1805)
  • 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.

  • It may be a mere patriotic bias, though I do not think so, but it seems to me that the English aristocracy is not only the type, but is the crown and flower of all actual aristocracies; it has all the oligarchical virtues as well as all the defects. It is casual, it is kind, it is courageous in obvious matters; but it has one great merit that overlaps even these. The great and very obvious merit of the English aristocracy is that nobody could possibly take it seriously.

    "Orthodoxy". Book by G. K. Chesterton, Chapter VI. "The Paradoxes of Christianity", 1908.
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

    First Inaugural Address, delivered 20 January 1953
  • Fear is the foundation of most governments.

    'Thoughts on Government' (1776)
  • That man is formed for social life is an observation which, upon our first inquiry, presents itself immediately to our view, and our reason approves that wise and generous principle which actuated the first founders of civil government, an institution which hat its origin in the weakness of individuals, and hath for its end the strength and security of all; and so long as the means of effecting this important end are thoroughly known and religiously attended to government is one of the richest blessings to mankind, and ought to be held in the highest veneration

    Wise   Mean   Patriotic  
  • The people are urged to be patriotic ... by sacrificing their own children. Patriotism requires allegience to the flag, which means obedience and readiness to kill father, mother, brother, sister.

    Emma Goldman, Candace Falk (2008). “Emma Goldman”, p.375, University of Illinois Press
  • It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

    Speech at Republican National Convention, Chicago, Ill., 7 July 1952
  • We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter.

    "Freedom fighters" by Andrew Pulver, February 23, 2001.
  • It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.

    Change   Truth   Freedom  
    "Life and Teachings of Giordano Bruno: Philosopher, Martyr, Mystic 1548 - 1600". Book by Coulson Turnbull, 1913.
  • We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.

    Mark Twain (2012). “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p.210, Courier Corporation
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