• It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.
    ~ Gaius Sallustius Crispus
  • Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
    ~ James Bryce
  • The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
    ~ Pablo Casals
  • I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
    ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
    ~ G. K. Chesterton
  • Patriotism has debilitating effects on the people who suffer from it.
    ~ Ilkin Santak
  • Someday, I hope that we will all be patriots of our planet and not just of our respective nations.
    ~ Zoe Weil
  • Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it...
    ~ George Bernard Shaw
  • When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
    ~ Lao Tzu
  • Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
    ~ Albert Einstein