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" Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly. "
" Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced. "
" The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. "
" I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism. "
" Let the living give thanks to our honored dead who have paid the ultimate sacrifice that the Constitution of the United States remains our guiding light. "
" They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. "
Henry A. Wallace
" Saving petrol is saving India's money. This is a sense of patriotism. The country can be energy-independent by energy conservation. I appeal to the other ministers also to do this. "
" True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety. "
" I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel. "
" I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people. "
Michael D. Higgins
" It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. "
" One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism. "
" There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism. "
" It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me. "
Ho Chi Minh
" All the evils of France have been produced less by the perversity of the wicked and the violence of fools than by the hesitation of the weak, the compromises of conscience, and the tardiness of patriotism. Let every deputy, every Frenchman show what he feels, what he thinks, and we are saved! "
Marquis de Lafayette
" Patriots don't let their nation default. "
" I am a loyal American, and I love my country. "
" Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted. "
" No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach. "
" I have been with Donald for 18 years, and I have been aware of his love for this country since we first met. He never had a hidden agenda when it comes to his patriotism because, like me, he loves this country so much. "
" My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia... a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian. "
" Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority. "
" Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing. "
" America is not static. America is striving. And sometimes, America requires critique. Jingoism is an avoidance of realism. You can simultaneously love and be disappointed in the object of your love, wanting it to be better than it is. In fact, that is a measure of love. Honest critique is a pillar of patriotism. "
Charles M. Blow
" Remember the Dreamers whose patriotism was praised when the Democratic House passed, and the Senate filibustered - the DREAM Act in 2010? Washington promised a path to citizenship, not just a roadblock to deportation. "
" I want to light the lights of patriotism. "
" The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms! "
" The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism. "
" I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty. "
" Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy. "
" Growing up in New York City, I was always encouraged to question authority, and I think I confused patriotism with jingoism. "