Top 20 Patriotic Quotes

"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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20 Patriotic Quotes

Patriotic, defined in the dictionary as "having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one's country." Also called national pride, it is the feeling of love and devotion to someone's homeland. 

Patriotism is usually related to America, this is why most of these quotes that you will find below, talk about the United States of America. And now that the 4th of July is nearly here, read and feel the patriotism in these Top 20 Patriotic Quotes that we have compiled for you. 

1"Patriotism is a thing of the heart. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country."

Charles E. Jefferson

2"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

3"I think patriotism is like charity - it begins at home."

Henry James

4"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."

Harry S. Truman

5“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

Bill Clinton

6"Take patriotism away, and the nation's soul has fled."

Edward Mark Deems

7"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 Fish

8"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its office-holders."

Mark Twain

9"Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own."


10"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."

Barack Obama

11"What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it."

Humbert Humphrey

12"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."

James Bryce

13"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

Mark Twain

14"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

15"Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country."

Bertrand Russell

16"I love my country, not my government."

Jesse Ventura

17"To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism."

G. Edward Griffin

18“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious”

Oscar Wilde

19"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represent the very best of this nation."

Joe Barton

20"America is not just a country, it's an idea."


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