Top 121 Patriot Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Patriot Quotes from famous people such as Didier Drogba, Martha Plimpton, Ronald Kessler, Clint Eastwood, Jonathan Zittrain, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I prefer people to see me as an Ivorian and as a patrio

I prefer people to see me as an Ivorian and as a patriot.
Didier Drogba
I am a fierce patriot, and I try to be outspoken about my beliefs.
Martha Plimpton
Since 9/11, the U.S.A. Patriot Act has torn down the invisible wall that was perceived as preventing the FBI and CIA from sharing information.
Ronald Kessler
Hoover was a patriot in his heart, but he definitely exceeded his power.
Clint Eastwood
Thanks in part to the Patriot Act, the federal government has been able to demand some details of your online activities from service providers – and not to tell you about it.
Jonathan Zittrain
Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult – often impossible – for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us.
Robert Mueller
I just got a new dog, so I was worried that he’d hate the fireworks, and he did, but just because he’s not a patriot, not because of the loud sounds. The loud sounds he’s fine with – he just hates America.
Nikki Glaser
The weird thing for me is I’m sitting there in the ’80s writing about the Mutant Control Act and here we are in the second decade of the 21st century with the Patriot Act, listening to presidential candidates talk about building walls to keep people out: who’s acceptable and who isn’t. It’s very creepy.
Chris Claremont
General David Petraeus is an American patriot and hero.
Brandon Webb
Say what you will about Americans, but one thing they are not is passive. The Bush administration may have pushed through the Patriot Act weeks after 11 September, but, as the American public got to grips with how the law was affecting their individual rights, their protests grew loud and angry.
Heather Brooke
Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act’s provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
Roger Wicker
For many years, when still a Yugoslav citizen, I was already a Swiss patriot, and in 1959, I obtained Swiss citizenship. However, I consider myself a world citizen, and I am very grateful to my adopted country that it allows me to be one.
Vladimir Prelog
Show me one single patriot who has ever been in Barack Obama’s life in any position of influence. You can’t do it… Barack Obama detests this nation as founded. He has zero respect for the founding documents.
Brad Thor
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!
Robert Walpole
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.
Thomas Campbell
So much of my development as a football player and as a man has been here in New England, and it’s an honor to hopefully be able to finish my career here and be a Patriot for life.
Devin McCourty
We must erase bin Laden’s ugly legacy, not extend it: by ending the Patriot Act’s erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
Aaron Swartz
I’m not some patriot. I didn’t have some yearning to defend my country or anything. I was poor.
Nearly 75,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to fix the Patriot Act.
Aaron Swartz
All Patriot fans despise Goodell.
Dave Portnoy
No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
William Cowper
I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot Games because it was the biggest, longest second unit up to that point. It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew.
David R. Ellis
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Mark Twain
It is really your behaviour that determines whether you’re a patriot.
Douglas Tompkins
You’d think after 8 years of things called ‘The Patriot Act’ and ‘No Child Left Behind’ they would know that we have figured out the ‘Call it what it ain’t’ PR ploy by now, but… um… no.
Hal Sparks
The Patriot Act addresses various subjects. Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security.
Mike Honda
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
John Dryden
I am a patriot, but I must say that English poetry is the richest in the world.
Joseph Brodsky
Senator Cleland was a passionate patriot with a big heart for our veterans, and he always put the people of Georgia first.
Raphael Warnock
Saying you are a patriot does not make you one; wearing a flag pin does not in itself mean anything at all.
Viggo Mortensen
A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over… is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicat

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it’s a four-year story.
Neil Young
To me a real patriot is like a real friend. Who’s your real friend? It’s the person who tells you the truth. That’s who my real friends are. So, you know, I think as far as our country goes, we need more people who will do that.
Bill Maher
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
Gary Hart
When I was 16, I was in a film called ‘The Patriot.’ I spent every second I could on the set watching the director and his team bring America circa 1775 to life. From that moment on, I was hooked.
Gregory Smith
Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago, there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth and implications on due process and privacy.
Howard Berman
If you’re trashing your own country, ruining the soils, contaminating the waters and the air, cutting down trees, overfishing the lakes, rivers and oceans, you’re not much of a patriot.
Douglas Tompkins
After we were hit on September 11, 2001, we were in a state of national shock. Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
Naomi Wolf
The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
Francis Scott Key
Growing up, we never got to see a hero who didn’t have superpowers who looked like us, that you could kind of look to and say, ‘I could be that guy one day. I could be a patriot. I could be a soldier. I could work in the government and be a hero.’
Corey Hawkins
I believe to go along to get along is unpatriotic. I believe that agreeing with your government on everything they do is unpatriotic. I believe a patriot stands up and holds your government’s feet to the fire. Because if you do that, you will get good government.
Jesse Ventura
Why are these things happening in Portland? In part, it’s because we are a progressive community. Groups like Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys… they come from the outside. They come here because they know that their message is not necessarily welcomed here. They’re trying to provoke a reaction.
Ted Wheeler
I’m a patriot, but I’m also a European. I think the two go together.
Betty Boothroyd
Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
Jesse Ventura
A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.
Francois Fenelon
I’m a Democrat for the reinforcement of the Patriot Act. It’s not strong enough.
Haim Saban
Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information.
Roger Wicker
Today it is becoming harder to speak out, with the inception of the Patriot Act, the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
Frank Serpico
The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington – wasn’t nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.
Malcolm X
If my own country is subverting the rule of law and sending its own citizens, its military, into harm’s way on the basis of lies and propaganda, I would argue that being a patriot is calling out those lies and saying, ‘No, you don’t send our military into harm’s way with no legal justification.’
Katharine Gun
‘My country, right or wrong’ is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ‘My mother, drunk or sober.’
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks.
Chris Chocola
I thought it was a joke at first, but the president did, in fact, authorize an autopen to sign the Patriot Act extension into law. Consider the dangerous precedent this sets. Any number of circumstances could arise in the future where the public could question whether or not the president authorized the use of an autopen.
Tom Graves
I’m a patriot… Like my late father who came here and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
I love being a Patriot, and we’ll leave it at that.
Julian Edelman
The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
John Ashcroft
The applause of his native land is the richest reward to which the patriot ever aspires. It is this for which ‘he bears to live or dares to die.’ It is the high incentive to those achievements which illustrate the page of history and give to poetry its brightest charm.
John Tyler
I remember Congressman Conyers voting against the PATRIOT Act, voting against the Iraq War when it was unpopular to. That tremendous amount of courage that comes with that kind of leadership, I mean, that’s what we need.
Rashida Tlaib
Congress passed the deeply flawed Patriot Act and authorized the invasion of Iraq. It even gave its retroactive approval to warrantless wiretapping.
Andrew Rosenthal
I am a patriot. I would think there are no politicians who are not patriots. Since I am a politician, I often get criticized as I try to exercise what I believe to be right. However, if you mind such criticism, I think you can’t protect people’s lives.
Shinzo Abe
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
Robert Walpole
In my eyes, a patriot is little more than an internatio

In my eyes, a patriot is little more than an international blackleg.
Tariq Ali
When I stand up here, and I’m fighting for your rights and the rights of all people in these United States of America, I am a true patriot.
Linda Sarsour
The patriot subordinates himself to his State in order to raise it above all other States and thus, as it were, to find his personal sacrifice repaid with ample interest through the might and greatness of his fatherland.
Richard Wagner
Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression – a myth – and more in common with the disease known as cancer – a harsh reality.
Steven Weber
Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
Roger Wicker
I’m not sure I’m the prototypical Patriot.
Chris Hogan
Imagine a libertarian president challenging Congress to repeal the PATRIOT Act.
Gary Johnson
For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears no relation to the legislation itself.
Jim Sensenbrenner
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
When a president, as Trump does, demonises opponents as an un-American mob trying to destroy the country, it is not a lunatic who tries to harm them, it is a patriot.
Heather Cox Richardson
The Patriot Act, passed overwhelmingly but hastily after 9/11, allows the FBI to obtain telecommunication, financial, and credit records without a court order.
Rebecca MacKinnon
While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over, it is important that all Americans continue in this dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
Jo Bonner
We all know by now that Barack Obama is not a patriot. After all, he doesn’t always wear a flag pin, and he objects to the idea that he should be required to in order to run for office.
Will Thomas
If a rogue nation were to attack the U.K. physically, I would be a patriot, yes; I would try to defend the U.K.
Katharine Gun
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Bill Vaughan
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
Jesse Ventura
Ann Romney makes all women proud by the way she has conducted her life as a strong woman of faith, as a mother, as a wife and as a true patriot.
Nikki Haley
Let me be clear: It’s not that I’m not a patriot because I want to keep flag-burning legal, it’s that I want to keep flag-burning legal because I am a patriot.
Kat Timpf
We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping.
L. Neil Smith
The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security.
Jon Porter
The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success in the war on terror here at home.
Mike Pence
I’m a big fan of historical fiction stuff. Historical battles – ‘Gladiators,’ ‘The Patriot.’
Andrew Luck
My father was a patriot.
John Carter Cash
I think it’s dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act, like they’ve been obstructing everything else, is bad for them politically.
Karl Rove
I grew up in San Francisco. And so I’m informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I’m a very ardent patriot.
George Lucas
One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
Roger Wicker
With the Patriot Bill in place, the NSA no longer needed to get a warrant from a judge to tap into anybody’s electronic information. A Surveillance State that would have boggled the mind of Orwell was born.
Jay Parini
When I think about the Patriot Way, I think about a team.
Devin McCourty
While most know the young Stalin was a seminarian, few realize that he was also a Georgian patriot, a published romantic poet.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
I think I shall return to America even a better patriot than when I left it. A citizen of the United States, travelling on the continent of Europe, finds the contrast between a government of power and a government of opinion forced upon him at every step.
William Cullen Bryant
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
Clara Barton
I realize there are a lot of folks in my political part

I realize there are a lot of folks in my political party who disagree with me on this, but I think the Patriot Act is an important law enforcement tool, and it makes our country safer.
Jason Kander
Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats to our families and communities.
Jim Gerlach
David Beckham is a patriot, and I am sure he will help in any way he can. Beckham needs to be part of any future plans to remould the England set-up. Beckham and players like him need to be integrated into the set-up in the same way that the Germans take on board former players from Beckenbauer to Rummenigge.
Gordon Taylor
People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately in the wake of September 11. What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.
Robert Mueller
I’m a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
Al Sharpton
Even a liberal reporter is a patriot, wants the best for this country. And people, your fair and balanced friends at Fox, don’t fully understand that.
Mike Wallace
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Stonewall Jackson
I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution. It was, it is, an illegal act. The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
Peter Camejo
We will use all lawful tools at our disposal, and that includes authorities under the renewed PATRIOT Act. We firmly believe that our intelligence gathering tools must enable us to collect the information we need to protect the American people.
John O. Brennan
In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
Jim Sensenbrenner
My work with Patriot Voices actually dovetails very well into the work I’m going to be doing with EchoLight. I’ll be traveling around the country, doing a lot of radio interviews, a lot of media interviews, so I don’t see that as all inconsistent.
Rick Santorum
Some might consider me an unlikely advocate for gun rights because I sustained terrible injuries in a violent shooting. But I’m a patriot, and I believe the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage.
Gabrielle Giffords
President George H.W. Bush was a patriot who served our country in World War II, lead the CIA, an Ambassador to the United Nations, was the Vice President and the Commander and Chief who oversaw the end of the Cold War and successfully led our troops through the Gulf War.
Mike Braun
A terrorist for one man could be a patriot for another.
Jaideep Ahlawat
The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
Chris Chocola
NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.
Michael Badnarik
So many use dad’s name, saying ‘Johnny Cash would not like this’ or ‘Johnny Cash would do this’ or ‘Johnny Cash would vote for… ‘ Please, let his actions speak for who he was: A simple, loving man who never supported hate or bigotry. He was non-political, and a patriot with no public political party affiliation.
John Carter Cash
Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights.
Pete Stark
The Patriot missile is a point defence missile. Point defence means that you put the missile at a location to defend a very specific target such as an airfield, a supply dump or a headquarters.
Norman Schwarzkopf
A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.
William Randolph Hearst
I’m a patriot of the heart.
Sylvester Stallone
I’m enough of a patriot to think that the American public makes good choices.
Richard Ben Cramer
I think the first thing I did when I was a kid was a Maxwell House Coffee commercial with George Strait. And I did a Wrangler Jeans commercial, and then ‘The Patriot’ came to town.
Philip Winchester
I did a film called ‘Patriot Games’ with Harrison Ford, and we actually shot three different versions of my death. And they settled on the third.
Sean Bean
My definition of patriotism is that it is unconscionable for you to disrespect the flag. You can be a patriot and challenge the government without disrespecting the flag.
Emily Compagno
I’m a huge patriot, and what holds a lot of value for me is to be part of Team U.S.A.
Mike Schultz
The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation’s ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime.
Mike Simpson
The Patriot Act unleashed the FBI to search your email, travel and credit records without even a suspicion of wrongdoing.
Barton Gellman