Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!
~ Stephen Decatur
And say not thou “My country right or wrong”
Nor shed thy blood for an unhallowed cause.
~ John Quincy Adams, in Congress, Slavery and an Unjust War
“My country right or wrong” is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
~ G.K. Chesterton, in The Defendant
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
~ E. M. Forster, in Two Cheers For Democracy