Well the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Heroism on command senseless violence and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able vicariously to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat what's more with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
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.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
Patriotism when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
We the People recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights that our destinies are bound together that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me a freedom without a commitment to others a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent rebellion and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent encourage going along and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
If terror groups are to be defeated it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit.
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine though I have not quarrelled with him?
I define nothing. Not beauty not patriotism. I take each thing as it is without prior rules about what it should be.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical questioning and often angry patriotism.
The sight of nature fascinates the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty to true culture has been a rebel a 'universal' without patriotism without home who has found his people everywhere.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Patriotism has served at different times as widely different ends as a razor which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
I have no sense of patriotism but I do have a sense of community.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
When your country is in a costly war with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS because as citizens we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
When a dog barks at the moon then it is religion but when he barks at strangers it is patriotism!
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
137 years later Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans who are not really Americans.
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth and I am a citizen of the world.
Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard and you loved something you could become successful.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
We are a big country with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Next to the love of God the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
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.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
In every society in human history including the United States those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred and always stronger than internationalism.
To me it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
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.
Patriotism in America as I understand it is a matter of suffering when the country fails to live up to its promises or actively betrays them.
Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
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.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you're willing to stand up within the group and say 'It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic ' or 'It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor ' it's crucial to say that.
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism and find criticism subversive.
The higher American patriotism on the other hand combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
During times of war hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
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.
If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism you need to vote for a change in direction.
Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions by their choice.
I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
Unfortunately after Sept. 11 there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
It is not the Government the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion sure of your patriotism.
One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
Let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price bear any burden meet any hardship support any friend oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint its wealth with our wisdom its power with our purpose.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest not just military service.
In all her history from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia.
My films are always concerned with family friendship honor and patriotism.
There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Unfortunately religion like patriotism is easy to misuse for political purposes.
The greater the state the more wrong and cruel its patriotism and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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.