52 Inspiring Patriotic Quotes and Sayings | Memorial Day Quotes

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“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” – John Thune


“How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.” – Paul Sweeney


“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis


“Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” -Calvin Coolidge

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“Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.” – Sinclair Lewis


“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


“There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” – Howard Zinn


“Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.”

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“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” – George Washington


“People who enjoy waving flags don’t deserve to have one.” – Banksy


“I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently, I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.”


“We can’t all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.” – Charles F. Browne

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“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.” – Ernest Hemingway


“You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” – George Bernard Shaw


“Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”


“I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” – James Baldwin

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“A 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


“All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers… Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.” – François Fénelon


“I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.” – Henry James


“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” – Barack Obama


“The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.” – Napoléon Bonaparte


“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” – John F. Kennedy


“Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw

Patriotic Quotes

“The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.”


“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


“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” – Edward Abbey

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“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” – Mark Twain


“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan


“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.”

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