Quotes About Patriotism

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.

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!

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.