Synonyms of patriotism
QUOTATIONS:I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country – prior to his execution by the British in 1776]
It is a sweet and honourable thing to die for your country (dulce et decorum est pro patria mori) – Odes]
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
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 – inaugural address]
England expects that every man will do his duty – said at the Battle of Trafalgar]
What do I mean by patriotism in the context of our times? ... a sense of national responsibility ... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime – speech to the American Legion Convention]
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool – Absalom and Achitophel]
That kind of patriotism which consists in hating all other nations – Sylvia's Lovers]
You'll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race – O'Flaherty V.C.]
Our country, right or wrong! – toast]
If I should die, think only this of me,That there's some corner of a foreign fieldThat is for ever England – The Soldier]
Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill – The Colonel's Daughter]
patriotism: combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name – The Devil's Dictionary]
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jingoismJingoism is a strong and unreasonable belief in the superiority of your own country.
• an outpouring of militaristic jingoism
loyaltyLoyalty is the quality of staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something.
• I have sworn an oath of loyalty to the monarchy.
nationalismYou can refer to a person's great love for their nation as nationalism. It is often associated with the belief that a particular nation is better than any other nation, and in this case is often used showing disapproval.
• This kind of fierce nationalism is a volatile force.
Thesaurus for patriotism from the Collins English Thesaurus