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Author: Ronald Reagan
'If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.'


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.'


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


Author: John F. Kennedy
'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.'


Author: Oscar Wilde
'Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.'


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


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.'


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


Author: Barack Obama
'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 patr'


Author: Clarence Darrow
'True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.'


Author: Aldous Huxley
'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.'


Author: Dale Carnegie
'Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'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?'


Author: George McGovern
'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.'


Author: Calvin Coolidge
'Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.'


Author: Douglas MacArthur
'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.'


Author: Bertrand Russell
'Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.'


Author: George Orwell
'Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.'


Author: Howard Zinn
'Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.'


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


Author: Charles de Gaulle
'Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.'


Author: Bill Vaughan
'A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.'


Author: Leo Tolstoy
'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.'


Author: Eugene V. Debs
'I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.'


Author: William Ralph Inge
'A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.'


Author: George Jean Nathan
'Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.'


Author: Doc Hastings
'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.'


Author: Guy de Maupassant
'Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.'


Author: Diogenes
'I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.'


Author: George Santayana
'To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.'


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


Author: Ann Coulter
'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.'


Author: Edith Cavell
'I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.'


Author: Francis Ford Coppola
'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.'


Author: Bill Maher
'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?'


Author: Alfred Adler
'It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.'


Author: Lyn Nofziger
'The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.'


Author: Mick Jagger
'Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.'


Author: Clara Barton
'The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.'


Author: David Hume
'The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.'


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


Author: Ho Chi Minh
'It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.'


Author: Arthur C. Clarke
'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.'


Author: Sinclair Lewis
'Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country emotionally I know she is better than every other country.'


Author: Henry A. Wallace
'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.'


Author: Jesse Ventura
'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.'


Author: George Galloway
'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.'


Author: William Shenstone
'The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.'


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


Author: Friedrich Durrenmatt
'We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.'


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


Author: Michael Ignatieff
'I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.'


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!'


Author: John F. Kerry
'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.'


Author: Charles Edward Montague
'Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.'


Author: Richard Aldington
'Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.'


Author: Henry Bolingbroke
'Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.'


Author: George Borrow
'Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.'


Author: Mark Twain
'Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.'


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!'


Author: George Washington
'Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.'


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


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.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.'


Author: George William Curtis
'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.'


Author: Richard M. Nixon
'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.'


Author: Malcom X
'You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.'


Author: Nick Lampson
'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.'


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


Author: O. Henry
'Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!'


Author: Ricardo Montalban
'Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good '


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


Author: Jimmy Carter
'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.'


Author: Scott Ritter
'One, if you attack my integrity, I will defend myself. If you attack my patriotism, I will defend myself. If you come after my family, I will counter-attack viciously, I will destroy you.'


Author: Howard Thurman
'During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.'


Author: Denis Diderot
'Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.'


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'


Author: Henry Louis Gates
'Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.'


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.'


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


Author: Adlai Stevenson
'Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.'


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.'


Author: Lech Walesa
'I want to light the lights of patriotism.'


Author: Bruce Springsteen
'There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.'


Author: Michael N. Castle
'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.'


Author: Adam Carolla
'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.'


Author: John Bolton
'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.'


Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
'I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.'


Author: Bernadine Dohrn
'The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.'


Author: Francois Hollande
'We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.'


Author: Tommy Lee Jones
'If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.'


Author: Chaim Potok
'Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.'


Author: Jennifer Granholm
'If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.'


Author: Ted Cruz
'I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism.'


Author: Joseph Brodsky
'For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.'


Author: Bob Riley
'I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.'


Author: Wallace Shawn
'Patriotism is considered to be an emotion a person ought to feel. But why? Why is it nobler to love your own country than to love someone else's?'


Author: Malcolm Turnbull
'My commitment to the Republican movement was pure and simply patriotism, a love of Australia... a desire or passion that all of our national symbols should be unequivocally and unambiguously Australian.'


Author: Todd Gitlin
'The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism.'


Author: Todd Gitlin
'There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.'


Author: Todd Gitlin
'Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.'


Author: Tom Hooper
'In 'The King's Speech,' patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.'


Author: Tom Hooper
'I think English film is very embarrassed by patriotism, generally.'


Author: Robert Walpole
'Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.'


Author: Ronnie James Dio
'The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?'


Author: Henry Steele Commager
'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.'


Author: George J. Mitchell
'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.'


Author: Michael Ignatieff
'Patriotism is strong nationalistic feeling for a country whose borders and whose legitimacy and whose ethnic composition is taken for granted.'


Author: Michael Ignatieff
'There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.'


Author: Evan Bayh
'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 '


Author: Ted Cruz
'I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And t'


Author: Steve Allen
'Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.'


Author: Michael Mandelbaum
'The values, the programs, the formula, the determination, and the patriotism responsible for America's past success are still here to be tapped.'


Author: Jonathan Mayhew
'There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.'


Author: Eric Hobsbawm
'It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.'


Author: Parker Stevenson
'I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together.'


Author: Richard Ford
'America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism.'


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


Author: Rebecca Harding Davis
'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.'


Author: Richard Dreyfuss
'Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation.'


Author: John Sergeant Wise
'In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia.'


Author: Michael D. Higgins
'I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.'


Author: Mike Ferguson
'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.'


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


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


Author: Robert Reich
'True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.'


Author: Bill Kristol
'If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be '


Author: Bill Kristol
'Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.'


Author: Thomas E. Mann
'But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.'


Author: Janet Suzman
'Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing.'


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


Author: Greil Marcus
'Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them.'


Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik
'Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.'


Author: Robert Jackson
'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.'


Author: Chrissie Hynde
'I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.'


Author: Cory Booker
'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'


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.'


Author: James Branch Cabell
'Patriotism is the religion of hell.'


Author: John Woo
'My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.'


Author: John Amery
'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.'


Author: Dominique de Villepin
'I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.'


Author: Rosa DeLauro
'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.'


Author: David Starr Jordan
'When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!'


Author: Frank Knox
'Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.'


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


Author: Vic Snyder
'Unfortunately, our history has abundant examples of patriotism being used to hurt those who express views in disagreement with that of the majority.'


Author: Bruno Bauer
'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.'


Author: Robert Charles Winthrop
'There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.'


Author: Will Thomas
'Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly.'


Author: Schuyler Colfax
'These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.'


Author: Francis John McConnell
'We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.'

 

 

 

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