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

Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.
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.
My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by patriotism I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
Love of country is like love of woman -- he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
Who saves his country violates no law.
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
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.
True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
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.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
Our country right or wrong.
The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Patriotism has its roots deep in the instincts and the affections. Love of country is the expansion of dutiful love.
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; --neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering.
I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.
It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
My country, always wrong.
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil ad steady dedication of a lifetime.