Patriot Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Criss Jami
“The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Zoe Weil
“Someday, I hope that we will all be patriots of our planet and not just of our respective nations.”
Zoe Weil, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
“Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.”
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator

Kamala Harris
“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does. It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”
Kamala Harris, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

Criss Jami
“As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Carlos Marighella
“The Government is making a fool of itself by attributing all terrorism and acts against the government only to one single patriot”
Carlos Marighella, Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla

Mohith Agadi
“We celebrate Republic and Independence Days in India to remind us, that our country and its freedom is the result of sweat, patience, persistence, and sacrifice of those with the courage to dream freedom and make it a reality for their future generations.”
Mohith Agadi

“Lebih baik gugur di medan perang, daripada menang karena melempar koin.”
Natanael Jansudin Siregar

John Lukacs
“Patriotism is defensive; nationalism is aggressive. Patriotism is the love of a particular land, with its particular traditions; nationalism is the love of something less tangible, of the myth of a "people," justifying many things, a political and ideological substitute for religion. Patriotism is old-fashioned (and, at times and in some places, aristocratic); nationalism is modern and populist.”
John Lukacs, Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred

Drue Grit
“Love is at the center of humanity. It’s what makes us human and what makes us beautiful. It’s what makes us strong, resilient, and compels us to do the right thing. Love is a way of life — it is more than just a feeling. Love is an action, an art, and the deep desire to see others grow to their greatest capacity. To see ourselves grow to our greatest capacity. Love is what makes us truly us, and what makes this country great. It is what makes us patriotic in our mission for life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. We need to rise above our desire to compete, so we can step up for our souls’ need to serve.”
Drue Grit

Herman Melville
“Delight,--top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges no law or lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Stewart Stafford
“The only time for blind patriotism is when standing blindfolded before a firing squad.”
Stewart Stafford

Abhijit Naskar
“When you feel selfish enough to lose yourself in helping others, that's when a patriot is born - that's when an animal turns into a human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

Eric Roth
“I'll be looking for patriotic, honorable, bright young men from the right backgrounds to manage the various departments. In other words, no Jews or Negroes, and very few Catholics, and that's only because I'm a Catholic.”
Eric Roth, The Good Shepherd: The Shooting Script

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“By its very nature, politics appears to be a system that has great difficulty preserving what the patriot dreamt of and died for.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The flag stands for the vision cast and the blood spilt by those who hoped (against all hope) that we would be swept up by both and stand fast against anything that would attack either.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Abhijit Naskar
“Who are we? We are the lovers of this land. Who are we? We are the children of this land. Who are we? We are the soldiers of this land.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“My Compatriots (The Sonnet)

Any compatriot of mine,
Better have a grasp of prejudice.
Arrogance sickens my soul,
My heart revolts at the snobbish.
Doubts can be healthy,
But only if driven by curiosity.
When driven by contempt,
They only facilitate animosity.
You don't have to agree,
With the whole of my notion.
But don't turn bitter my friend,
For it is a trap of degradation.
Logic may fail sometimes as well as sentiments.
Never you lose o patriot your indivisible humanness.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“No country is greater than another, for each country has its strongholds as well as shortfalls.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Philip  Elliott
“A red light stopped the Subaru at a three-pronged intersection where a McDonald’s sat opposite a KFC which sat across from a Taco Bell and waiting behind the Subaru on her way to a robbery Alabama watched as a monstrously fat woman marched out of the McDonald’s while guzzling from a box of fries and continued right on into the KFC and Alabama noticed now a billboard high above the KFC upon which a skinny blonde with perky tits wrapped in the Stars and Stripes stood on top of an aggressively masculine pickup truck like a white-trash Wonder Woman beside giant text which read “PICKUP A HOT CHICK IN THE NEW DODGE RAM” and for one revelatory moment that passed just as quick Alabama had never in her life felt so American.”
Philip Elliott, Porno Valley

Winston S. Churchill
“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out.”
Sir Winston Churchill

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A true patriot does not seek to live off of the sacrifices of others. Rather, a true patriot is the one who sacrifices so that others might live. And therefore, we might be quite wise to take a moment and ponder the reality that a nation heavy on recipients and light on patriots will soon have neither.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A true patriot is the one who will boldly stand against the abuse of liberty when the culture around them is using those liberties to stand for the lesser things that are certain to destroy those liberties as well as the patriot who is standing for them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Freedom is not for the cowards and the weak. It must be defended wherever it resides. Defended by all that seek it's enduring existence.”
CW3 Moss

Luisa Capetillo
“they call themselves patriots and fathers of the homeland. What idea of the homeland can they have? One that is egotistical, which begins and ends with them. They are everything.”
Luisa Capetillo, A Nation Of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out / Mi opinión sobre las libertades, derechos y deberes de la mujer

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Pronoun abuse is when a politician demands to be identified as a patriot.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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