… ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy
A politician will do anything to keep his job — even become a patriot.
William Randolph Hearst
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.
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
A man’s feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.
Henry Ward Beecher