Quotes about Patriotism and Nationalism

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Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.

Muammar al-Gaddafi

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

John F. Kerry

Sovereignism is an exaggeration that always ends badly: It leads to war.

Pope Francis, September 2019

The nation... doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.

Edith Stein

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

GovernmentsMark Twain

I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid.

PrideCarroll O'Connor

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.

Jesse Ventura

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

Clarence Darrow

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

William Cowper

There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.

Nick Lampson

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

AmericaDonald Trump

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Charles de Gaulle

Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

Work & CarreerJohn F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address

We remember the Americans who put country above self, and set personal grievances aside for the greater good. We remember the Americans who held this country together during its most difficult hours; who put aside pride and party to form a more perfect union.

Work & Carreer, AmericaBarack Obama

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