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.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
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.
I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.
There are different reasons to make movies.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
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.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline... And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.
I think Americans are very patriotic.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.