Patriotism is a deep love and devotion for one’s country, encompassing a sense of pride, loyalty, and commitment to its ideals. It is an appreciation for the freedoms and values that our nations represent, and a recognition of the sacrifices made by those who have come before us. In this collection of patriotism quotes, we celebrate the spirit of patriotism and the importance of cherishing and defending our homeland.
A Tribute to Patriotism: Quotes that Ignite National Pride
Let these inspiring quotes ignite your sense of patriotism and reaffirm the significance of love and dedication towards your country. From influential leaders, thinkers, and patriots, these quotes encapsulate the essence of patriotism and its enduring impact. They remind us of the power of unity, resilience, and the pursuit of a better future for our nations.
If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries.
I think patriotism is all about wanting to see America better, wanting to see those are oppressed do better and get treated better.
I don’t like the showy nationalism – a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag – that doesn’t matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
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.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
Henry A. Wallace
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable… those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you.
My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia… a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian.
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson II
When I deployed to Iraq with my fellow soldiers, putting our lives on the line for our country, no one in the media questioned our patriotism because of our religion.
Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power. When these cries of patriotism drown out any logically based dissension, it is usually the American soldier that is given the order to carry out some ill-conceived mission.
Look, I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom.
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
Growing up in New York with artist parents – a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo – I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake.
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.
I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother’s feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family.
It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
We’ll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
The commercial spirit is the spirit of profit, not patriotism; of credit, not honor; of individual gain, not national prosperity; of trade and dickering, not principle.
I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
The great Comrade Kim Jong Il was an outstanding leader who, true to the President’s great idea, developed Chongryon into a pacesetter of patriotism, into a model of patriotic loyalty to the motherland, and into a prototype body of overseas compatriots.
True patriotism is loving your country and countrymen enough to want to make it better.
I ask the educational system, the parents, the church, and pillars of the community to help shape a new culture of honesty, patriotism, respect, discipline and service for young Filipinos.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
Thomas E. Mann
Patriots don’t let their nation default.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
Patriotism is the religion of hell.
James Branch Cabell
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Alexis de Tocqueville
It was an act of patriotism when we worked to pass a law allowing the prosecution of federal hate crimes in the name of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd.
I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism.
It’s not always clear where a healthy patriotism shades into a dangerous nationalism.
You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw
I know it is very hard to rise above the influences of party prejudice. Often, it almost drowns the sentiment of patriotism. Party rancor and party hatred are the last serpents which the genius of patriotism can crush.
Joseph P. Bradley
I wake up every morning singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’
I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility.
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.
Henry Louis Gates
My parents, Arthur and Olwen, were honest, working-class people who raised my brother Arthur, sister June, and me with the values of that era – patriotism, stoicism, honesty, concern for your neighbours, and judging a man by what he did rather than what he had.
Yes, I’m a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things… I say, don’t live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it.
My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country.
I don’t have heroes, exactly, but I do have people I hold in high respect. Ronald Reagan, for example, stood for ideals that I value: integrity, patriotism and a fundamental belief in goodness and capabilities of mankind.
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.
Arthur C. Clarke
The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents’ dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.