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Quotes about the topic of "Patriotism"

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind." - Albert Einstein
"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
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about." - Mark Twain
"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." - John F. Kennedy
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious." - Oscar Wilde
"You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it." - Malcolm X
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it." - George Bernard Shaw
"It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind." - Voltaire
"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." - Barack Obama
"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." - Clarence Darrow
"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." - Aldous Huxley
"Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars." - Dale Carnegie
"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?" - Blaise Pascal
"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." - George McGovern
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country." - Calvin Coolidge
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"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." - Douglas MacArthur
"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." - Bertrand Russell
"Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism." - George Orwell
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." - Howard Zinn
"No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots." - Barbara Ehrenreich
"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first." - Charles de Gaulle
"A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." - Bill Vaughan
"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." - Leo Tolstoy
"I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world." - Eugene V. Debs
"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours." - William Ralph Inge
"Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles." - George Jean Nathan
"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." - Doc Hastings
"Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched." - Guy de Maupassant