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

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

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, Mini-Manual of the Urban Guerrilla

“There is more for us to gain through love than hate.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“That's what any committed patriot would do: Fight to the last. Defeat your enemy at any cost; then hope you have enough left to rebuild.”
Randolph D. Calverhall, Serpent's Walk

Jonathan Sacks
“Unless we can restore what George Orwell called patriotism as opposed to nationalism, we will see the rise of the far right, as is happening already in Europe.”
Jonathan Sacks

George Washington
“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
George Washington, Writings

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“While we tediously check our weaponry before entering into battle, do we check our hearts? For without exception, that is the greatest weapon of all.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thomas Paine
“The duty of a true Patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
Thomas Paine

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

Ehsan Sehgal
“A true patriot always stays and votes for the public elected leader, not the head or the heads of the state's institutions since that falls under a public elected leadership. The public and state, define each other; otherwise, none of that, qualifies its status and definition as according to conceived context.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“A patriot figure cannot involve in corruption, whether misusing the rules or means; otherwise, it is not that.”
Ehsan Sehgal

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
“America is impossibility made possible.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

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

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