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115 Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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I have ten thousand for defense, but none to surrender; if you want our weapons come and get them.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: a response of an ancient general

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The die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.

John Quincy Adams Quotes , Source: Works (vol. IV, p. 8), in a conversation with Jonathan Sewell

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Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to save our country!

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 4)

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Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree-- It has been, and shall be, the land of the free.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Song of the Greeks

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We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and I keep step to the music of the Union.

Rufus Choate Quotes , Source: in a letter to a Worcester Whig Convention

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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Stephen Decatur Quotes , Source: Toast given at Norfolk, see Mackenzie's "Life of Stephen Decatur"

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I am not a Virginian but an American.

Patrick Henry Quotes , Source: in the Continental Congress

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One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Voyage of the Good Ship Union--Poems of the Class of '29

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That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the runs of Iona.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: A Journey to the Western Islands--Inch Kenneth

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Father of his country. [Lat., Pater pariae.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VIII, 244), title bestowed on Cicero (64 BC) after his consulship

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

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VIII, 244), title bestowed on Cicero (64 BC) after his consulship

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And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods?

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: Horatius keeps the Bridge

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There are many different voice and languages; but there is but one voice of the peoples when you are declared to be the true "Father of your country." [Lat., Vox diversa sonat: populorum est vox tamen una, Cum verus Patriae diceris esse Pater.]

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: De Spectaculis (III, 11)

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I die content, I die for the liberty of my country. [Fr., Je meurs content, je meurs pour la liberte de mon pays.]

Thomas Paine Quotes , Source: Rights of Man (ch. V)

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Where's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land?

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto IV, st. 30)

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To preserve the life of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the father of his country. [Lat., Servare cives, major est virtus patriae patri.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Octavia (444)

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A savior of the silver-coasted isle.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington (pt. VI)

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I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American!

Daniel Webster Quotes , Source: in a speech

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You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Malcolm X Quotes

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Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (vol. III, p. 331)

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Be Briton still to Britain true, Among oursel's united; For never but by British hands Maun British wrangs be righted.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Dumfries Volunteers

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Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur Quotes , Source: Toast given at Norfolk, see Mackenzie's "Life of Stephen Decatur"

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