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  • I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.

    Military   Fall   Passion  
    "Freed Myanmar Activist: Fight For Human Rights Continues". Interview with Michel Martin, November 15, 2010.
  • The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.

  • True patriotism is a charity so wide that it covers a nation.

  • True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1962). “Book of common sense etiquette”
  • Surely, if it is the right of the people to "alter or abolish," it is their right to criticize, even severely, policies they believe destructive of the ends for which government has been established. This principle, in the Declaration of Independence, suggests that true patriotism lies in supporting the values the country is supposed to cherish: equality, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. When our government compromises, undermines, or attacks those values, it is being unpatriotic.

    Country   Lying   Believe  
    Howard Zinn (2013). “A Power Governments Cannot Suppress”, p.112, City Lights Books
  • But whether the resistance against government tyrants is non-violent or physically violent, the effort to overthrow state oppression qualifies as true patriotism.

  • You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest.

    War   Thinking   Talking  
  • It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.

    Stars   Patriotic   Men  
    "The Exploration of Space". Book by Arthur C. Clarke, 1951.
  • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal

    Speech at Civil Rights March in Washington, 28 Aug. 1963, in New York Times 29 Aug. 1963, p. 21
  • True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.

    Men   Patriotism   Desire  
    Letter to General P.G.T. Beauregard, October 03, 1865.
  • Remember this, take this to heart, live by it, die for it if necessary: that our patriotism is medieval, outworn, obsolete; that the modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation ALL the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.

    Mark Twain, Charles Neider (1961). “Life as I find it [by] Mark Twain [pseud.] Essays, sketches, tales, and other material, the majority of which is now published in book form for the first time: edited, with an introd. and notes”
  • No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

    Peace   War   Patriotic  
    Barbara Ehrenreich (1990). “WORST YEARS OF OUR LIVES”, Pantheon
  • True patriotism is not worship of our nation but rather, in the light of our worship of the God of justice, to conform our nation's ways of justice.

    Robert McAfee Brown (1984). “Unexpected News: Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes”, p.159, Westminster John Knox Press
  • The real need of the day is moral and spiritual rearmament. God's Living Spirit can transcend conflicting political systems, can reconcile order and freedom, can rekindle true patriotism, can unite all citizens in the service of the nation, and all nations in the service of mankind.

    Spiritual   Real   Order  
    The Times, September 10, 1938.
  • Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

    Country   Peace   War  
    Theodore Roosevelt (2015). “Theodore Roosevelt on Bravery: Lessons from the Most Courageous Leader of the Twentieth Century”, p.42, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.

    Robert Reich (2017). “Economics in Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide to a Political World Gone Mad and Mean”, p.50, Fantagraphics Books
  • Our country ... when right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right.

    Speech, US Senate, 1872.
  • Here [in the USA], you have the best laws for freedom of expression. The problem is that expression can be bought by people who don't want you have it. Apparently, true patriotism destroys freedom of expression.

    Expression   Law   Usa  
  • Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.

    Loyalty   Country   Peace  
    Mark Twain (2014). “Mark Twain on Common Sense: Timeless Advice and Words of Wisdom from America's Most-Revered Humorist”, p.17, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • I know no better way to show true patriotism and love for one's country, than investing to create wealth and employment.

  • That sense – the only true patriotism – comes slowly and springs from the heart: it is founded upon respect for the family and love for the soil. Premature ‘liberty’ of this kind would have been a disaster: we should have been torn to pieces by petty squabbles before we had ever reached political maturity, which, as things were, as made possible by the long quiet years under monarchical government; for it was that government which, as it were, nursed our strength and enabled us ultimately to produce sound fruit from liberty, as only a politically adult nation can.

    Spring   Heart   Maturity  
  • The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!

  • Be Briton still to Britain true, Among oursel's united; For never but by British hands Maun British wrangs be righted.

  • I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves ... too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: "Our country, right or wrong!" They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right."

    Wise   Country   Selfish  
    Speech expanding upon his famous statement in the Senate many years before, at the Anti-Imperialistic Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 1899.
  • True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

  • There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.

    Letter to Boston Commercial Club, 1879.
  • My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function.

    "John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism" by Thomas Steinbeck, September 27, 2010.
  • True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others.

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