Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
John F. Kerry
In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
George J. Mitchell
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw