The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles de Gaulle
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.
I have a great belief in the future of my people and my country.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
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.
'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
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.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
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.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson II
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.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history.
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.
I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.
Marquis de Lafayette
I am a loyal American, and I love my country.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
To work hard. To open new doors for our kids, for our grandkids. To renew our spirit. That's what America is about.
Joseph M. Kyrillos
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
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.
I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.
Robert E. Lee
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
Henry IV of England
It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
It is the pride of my heart to have been one of the earliest adopted sons of America.
Marquis de Lafayette
When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.'
America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
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.
Let the living give thanks to our honored dead who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that the Constitution of the United States remains our guiding light.