"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice... No law will make a citizen a patriot."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim, and I am a Hindu only by accident of birth."

Rating: 4.63 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Building a better you is the first step to building a better America."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Life of Galileo"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism ruins history."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it."

Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Great artists have no country."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The Family is the Country of the heart."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Where liberty dwells there is my country."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart."

Saint-Exupery-Antoine-de "Flight to Arras"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True patriots don't wave flags."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between a rebel and a patriot is wether who is in power."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A real patriot is someone who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill. "

Richard Aldington
Richard Aldington "Colonel's Daughter"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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"."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"East or West, Home is best."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Vote, v. The instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Our true nationality is mankind."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We do not want a Poland which costs us nothing."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nationality is respectable only when it is on the defence, when it is waging wars of liberation it is sacred; when those of domination it is accursed."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most noble fate a man can endure is to place his own mortal body between his loved home and the war's desolation."

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Starship Troopers"

Rating: 5.17 (Number of Voters: 6)