Patriotism Quotes


136 Patriotism quotes:



"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
"Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart."
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious."
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it."
"The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded."
Author: Tolstoy Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes Russian Novelist Quotes
"To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography."
"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race."
"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have."
"An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before."
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot."
"How soon we forget history...Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."


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