Country Love Sayings and Quotes

For some, one’s country instills a sense of pride and love. Their love of country and patriotism can be expressed serving in the military or simply being deeply involved in one’s community. There’s nowhere else they’d rather be than where they’re from. Get patriotic with the collection of wise and insightful quotes about country love below.

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
Patriotism is a thing of the heart. A man is a patriot if his heart beats true to his country. Charles Edward Jefferson
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
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
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. Mark Twain
What a strange development of patriotism that turns a thinking being into a loyal machine! Emma Goldman
Patriotism is not the same as nationalism, because love of country is not the same as worship of country. John Chandler
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country. Bertrand Russell
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
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
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 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
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles De Gaulle
Our country is wherever we are well off. Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare. William H. Burnham
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
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism. Joe Biden
A uniform does not make a soldier. A soldier is someone who is willing to stand up and fight for what he believes in. Be it his God, his country or his friends. And it does not matter if you are black, white, red, yellow, male, female, straight or gay. We all bleed the same. Art Edler Brown
I love my country. I'd kill for it and I'd die for it. It's in my nature. Hadi Hajaig
Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde
You'd lay your life down for this country / Lay it down for fools like me / I know, I know, I know you would / You'd make the ultimate sacrifice / Lose yourself on a throw of the dice Charles Stobo Reid
And the line he comes from stretches back / In an unbroken chain other countries lack / In the farthest corners of the world / Where he's watched our banners being unfurled / He's won and lost and battled on / Whether his cause was right or wrong Charles Stobo Reid
No more war, it's not gonna happen / Not while there's men / willing to fight in them / No more war, it's not gonna happen / Not while there's patriotism Charles Stobo Reid
Patriotism means having a strong love for and pride in your country.People have strong feelings for their country because it is where they live. John LaMachia
Patriotism is also a desire to support your country by making lawas and show respect for their country. John LaMachia
Patriots also honor their country by setting a good example for others to follow. John LaMachia
Religious patriotism attaches man to his country by a sacred tie. He must love it as he loves his religion, and obey it as he obeys his God. Maurizio Viroli
Patriotism in the republican sense of love of common liberty that makes men generous, capable of seeing their private and particular interests as part of the common goodm, and willing to fight vigorously for their republic. Maurizio Viroli
Both the moral obligation and love of country have, however, their limits which are defined by the very nature of the love. Maurizio Viroli
When love of country fades, virtue remains, but it becomes brute force, courage, and resolution; it becomes a virtue that no longer sustains liberty but destroys it. Maurizio Viroli
The weakening of patriotism wan then the cause of the loss of liberty and also of the decay of morals. Maurizio Viroli
Patriotism is unquestionably a high moral virtue, and to call a person patriot - better still, a true patriot - is the greatest of compliments. John Kleinig
The morality of patriotism is intimately connected with controversies concerning such topics as character and motivation, human nature, citizenship, the role of the state, political identity and obligation, and the basic structure of morality. John Kleinig
Patriotism is not free-floating - one does not start off as patriotic and then look for a country. John Kleinig
The person who wishes that there was a country about which he could feel patriotic is not patriotic, even though he would like to be. John Kleinig
Some see patriotism as a virtue, or a moral requirement, or even as the moral requirement, the fount and bedrock of all morality. Library of Congress
Patriotism, then, is love of one's country, identification with it, and special concern for its well-being and that of compatriots. Library of Congress
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. Dr. Johnson Leo Tolstoy
Patriotism involves a special concern for one's country, but that this concern need not to be unconstrained, nor exclusive and aggressive. Library of Congress
True patriots believe that what enables a free society to remain strong is a set of traditional virtues and values. Eric Liu
Patriotism involves anb endorsement of some aspect of your country that you take to be central, distinctive, and enduring. Simon Keller
A patriot may salute the flag, sing the national anthem, wear national dress, cook national dish, and cheer for her country's sporting teams. Simon Keller
A patriot may choose to give up professional opportunities overseas in order to stay in her country, she may lie or cheat to protect her country, and she may kill or die for her country, all as expressions of patriotism. Simon Keller
There are no particular acts that are necessary for patriotism. Simon Keller
Patriotism is not a trivial matter. Patriotism is not a mere indulgence. Simon Keller
Patriotism is not for those who represent wealth and power. Emma Goldman
Each country has its own flag. People fly the flags of their own country to show their patriotism. They are proud of their country. Pam Scheunemann