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Patriotism Quotes

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Author: Edward Abbey (1927-1989)

Profession: American Writer

What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

Love of country is like love of woman -- he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.

Author: Felix Adler (1851-1933)

Profession: American Educator, Social Critic

Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.

Author: Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996)

Profession: American Vice President

True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.

Author: George Barrington (1755-1810)

Profession: Irish-born Convict, Australian Historian

Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

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

Author: Henry Bolingbroke (1678-1751)

Profession: British Politician

Who saves his country violates no law.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

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

Author: George Borrow (1803-1881)

Profession: British Author

God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.

Author: Luis Bunuel (1900-1983)

Profession: Spanish Film Director

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Author: Edith Cavell (1865-1915)

Profession: British Nurse

''My country, right or wrong'' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ''My mother, drunk or sober.''

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author