Country Love Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old country love quotes, country love sayings, and country love proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Patriotism is not the same as nationalism, because love of country is not the same as worship of country.

John Chandler

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

Charles Edward Jefferson

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

Theodore Roosevelt

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

Pablo Casals

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

Bertrand Russell

What a strange development of patriotism that turns a thinking being into a loyal machine!

Emma Goldman

Our country is wherever we are well off.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don't always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.     

Cory Booker

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.

Ernest Hemingway

There ought to be system of manners in every nation which a well-formed mind would be disposed to relish. To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

Edmund Burke

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

Paul Sweeney

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.     

Clarence Darrow

I can't but say it is an awkward sight to see one's native land receding through the growing waters; it unmans one quite, especially when life is rather new.     

Lord Byron

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.

Theodore Roosevelt

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

James Bryce

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.     

George Bernard Shaw

My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heav'n is sent, long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!

Robert Burns

Patriotism is a salt against rottenness, a glorious spur to high endeavour; it recovers the half-obliterated virtue of loyalty, calls every man to service, and ennobles great and small alike.     

Percy Dearmer

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

Abraham Lincoln

The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare.

William H. Burnham

Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.     

Mark Twain

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.

Stonewall Jackson

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Aristotle

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.     

Ronald Reagan

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.     

J. Horace Mcfarland

It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.

Sallust

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.     

Edward Abbey

To be really cosmopolitan a man must be at home even in his own country.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.     

Charles De Gaulle

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism.     

Joe Biden