Patriotism can be termed as a sentiment of loving one’s country with great ardor, immense warmth and blind vehemence. Your country is defined as your mother and referred to as a MOTHERLAND, Yes! It is being compared to the love that you have your own mother. “Patriotism” is an expression that can leave you in tears of joy, it can bring an unmatchable smile on your lips, it can make your heart ache for your motherland while being away.

patriotism means and quotes

No matter where you are in the world your heart belongs to your native land. The madness that is called patriotism is the stepping stone of nation building. There are several elements that make the budding nationalism into an unquenchable flaming fire like there are umpteen numbers of songs being sung, fervid patriotic books being compiled, effusive and uplifting news articles being published, aggressive, instinctive and enlightening quotes being written. All these literary aspects characterize and exemplify a nation as being steadfast, tenacious and efficacious.

Here at we have compiled a few very elevating, enthusiastic and awakening patriotic quotes.

patriotism quotes and meaning


“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
“I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.” John F. Kerry
“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” Oscar Wilde
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
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” Aristotle

national patriotic quotations

“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”
Julian BarnesFlaubert’s Parrot


“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”
Samuel Johnson

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


“Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.”
Bertrand Russell


“What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?”
Lin Yutang


“My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.”
Herbert Hoover

humane patriotism

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” John Adams

“I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II


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


“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” Daniel Webster


“If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.”  Hamilton Fis


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