Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles de Gaulle
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Ho Chi Minh
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Guy de Maupassant
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
Henry A. Wallace
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan
The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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.
Arthur C. Clarke
The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
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