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Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.

Tags: Hope, Real  ✍ Author: Jane Addams

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

Tags: Country, Lie  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Tags: Disease, Mankind  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Tags: Hate, Violence  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.

Tags: Great, Power  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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.

Tags: Friend, Success  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

Tags: Knowing, Patriot  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Tags: Vicious, Virtue  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.

Tags: Country, Love  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Tags: Forget, God  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

Tags: Name, Ready  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

Tags: Good, War  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Patriotism is the religion of hell.

Tags: Hell, Religion  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Tags: Nation, Nations  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

Tags: Country, Yourself  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

Growing up in New York with artist parents - a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo - I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake.

Tags: Parents, Time  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

Tags: Else, True  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

Tags: Beauty, Rules  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Tags: Matter, True  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.

Tags: Courage, War  ✍ Author: Mike Ferguson

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.

Tags: Great, Said  ✍ Author: George Galloway

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.

Tags: Means, Themselves  ✍ Author: George Galloway

Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.

Tags: Best  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you're willing to stand up within the group and say, 'It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,' or 'It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,' it's crucial to say that.

Tags: Best, Black  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Tags: Hate, Love  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle
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One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Tags: Feeling, Great  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.

Tags: Between  ✍ Author: Michael Ignatieff

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.

Tags: Feeling  ✍ Author: Michael Ignatieff

Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.

Tags: Feeling, Strong  ✍ Author: Michael Ignatieff

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

Tags: Hatred, Society  ✍ Author: William Ralph Inge

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.

Tags: Free, Minds  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

Tags: Away, War  ✍ Author: Mick Jagger

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Tags: Last, Refuge  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.

Tags: Past, Veterans  ✍ Author: Nick Lampson

For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making.

Tags: Glory, Making  ✍ Author: Franklin Knight Lane

My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors.

Tags: Dream, Stars  ✍ Author: Franklin Knight Lane

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.

Tags: Fear, Government  ✍ Author: Douglas MacArthur

Americans never quit.

Tags: Quit  ✍ Author: Douglas MacArthur

I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?

Tags: Country, Else  ✍ Author: Bill Maher

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Tags: Reality, Wrong  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

Tags: Often, Real  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Tags: Freedom, Passion  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

Tags: Freedom, Love  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.

Tags: Hatred, Stronger  ✍ Author: George Orwell

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?

Tags: Him, Lives  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Tags: Reasons, Trivial  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

Tags: Seems, Soul  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.

Tags: Felt, Learning  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

Tags: Country, Others  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

Tags: Human, Quiet  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

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.

Tags: Power, Suffering  ✍ Author: Leo Tolstoy

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

Tags: Real, System  ✍ Author: Bill Vaughan

Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.

Tags: Knowledge, Loyalty  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.

Tags: Heart, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.

Tags: Economic, Vision  ✍ Author: Dominique de Villepin

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

Tags: Enemy, Good  ✍ Author: Voltaire

I want to light the lights of patriotism.

Tags: Light, Lights  ✍ Author: Lech Walesa

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.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: Henry A. Wallace

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.

Tags: Great, Word  ✍ Author: Robert Walpole

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!

Tags: Lost, True  ✍ Author: Robert Walpole

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Tags: Failure, Time  ✍ Author: Earl Warren

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Tags: Against  ✍ Author: George Washington

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

Tags: Dissent, Highest  ✍ Author: Howard Zinn

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.

Tags: Silly  ✍ Author: Richard Aldington

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.

 ✍ Author: Steve Allen

It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.

Tags: Forward, Government  ✍ Author: John Amery

I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez - writers I like, painters and artists I admire.

Tags: Family, Strong  ✍ Author: Antonio Lobo Antunes

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

Tags: Confuse, Sign  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Tags: Strong, Try  ✍ Author: Dave Barry

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.

Tags: Blood, Father  ✍ Author: Clara Barton

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.

Tags: Family, Nature  ✍ Author: Bruno Bauer

Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.

Tags: Between, Country  ✍ Author: Evan Bayh

America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that 'treason' is morally worse than murder or rape.

Tags: America, Religion  ✍ Author: Leon Blum

Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.

Tags: Great, Virtue  ✍ Author: Henry Bolingbroke

There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.

Tags: Career, Help  ✍ Author: John Bolton

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.

Tags: Political, Religion  ✍ Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik

Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.

Tags: Home, War  ✍ Author: Cory Booker

When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.

Tags: Home, War  ✍ Author: Cory Booker

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.

Tags: God, Love  ✍ Author: Francesco Borromini

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.

Tags: Die, Goes  ✍ Author: Paul Bowles

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.

Tags: Attitude, Communication  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

Tags: Strong  ✍ Author: Gavin Bryars

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.

Tags: Courage, Life  ✍ Author: Prescott Bush

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.

Tags: Place, Sense  ✍ Author: Adam Carolla

Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.

Tags: After, America  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carter

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

Tags: Country, Love  ✍ Author: Pablo Casals

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.

Tags: History  ✍ Author: Michael N. Castle

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Tags: Bitterness, Enough  ✍ Author: Edith Cavell

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.

Tags: Men, True  ✍ Author: Arthur C. Clarke

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.

Tags: Idea, Lives  ✍ Author: Schuyler Colfax

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.

Tags: Dangerous, Men  ✍ Author: Henry Steele Commager

Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.

Tags: Real, Successful  ✍ Author: Francis Ford Coppola

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Ann Coulter

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.

Tags: American, Loyalty  ✍ Author: Herbert Croly

Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.

Tags: Faith, Family  ✍ Author: Ted Cruz

I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism.

Tags: Faith, Family  ✍ Author: Ted Cruz

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

Tags: Loyalty  ✍ Author: George William Curtis

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.

Tags: Courage, War  ✍ Author: Rebecca Harding Davis

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.

Tags: Thought, War  ✍ Author: Rosa DeLauro

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.

Tags: Country, Fight  ✍ Author: Eugene V. Debs

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