Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
—H. L. Mencken
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
The single best augury is to fight for one's country.
We would rather starve than sell our national honor.
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
—John F. Kennedy
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
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.
How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue!
Who would not be that youth? What pity is it
That we can die but once to serve our country!
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.