our conception of patriotism is progressive, it
cannot hope to embody the real affection and the
real interest of the nation.
-- Jane Addams
Love of country is like love of woman -- he loves
her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest
-- Felix Adler
is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country,
but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth
is but one country and mankind its citizens.
I love America more than any other country in
this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist
on the right to criticize her perpetually.
-- James A. Baldwin
should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our
boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow
sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and
thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others...
Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which
recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims
of others and which lead our country into comradeship
with...the other nations of the world. The first step
to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within
our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to
its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies
of town against town, class against class and sect against
sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling
beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours."
-- Lord Baden-Powell
Militarism is no longer a synonym for patriotism.
Our survival as a planet depends on maintaining
peace and justice.
-- Blasé Bonpane
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
love of one's country is a splendid thing. But
why should love stop at the border?
-- Pablo Casals
realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no
hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
-- Edith Cavell
country, right or wrong" is a thing no patriot would
ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It
is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober."
-- G. K. Chesterton
is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism
can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its
true perspective as a single small globe against the
-- Arthur C. Clarke
Patriot Act is certainly a concern; all of those
things are dangerous. I think more important than
me preaching is that we as a nation have to have
the debate. I don't know what the answers are.
I just know that if the idea is to say talking
about it makes you unpatriotic, I've got to call
your bluff on that.
-- George Clooney
in authority will always think that criticism of their
policies is dangerous. They will always equate their
policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
-- Henry Steele Commager
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.
-- George William Curtis
“I am an American. I love my country and have
great hopes for it. It is for this reason that
I speak candidly and sometimes critically about
it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom
that exists in my country and for this I am eternally
-- Johnny Depp
patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than
-- Clarence Seward Darrow