patriotism

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

- George Jean Nathan
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by patriotism I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.

- Fromm, Erich
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!

- Scott, Sir Walter
Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.

- Durrell, Lawrence
Let those who will sneer at the women of England. We who have to do the work and fight the battle of life know the inspiration which we derive from their virtue, their counsel, their tenderness--and, but too often, from their compassion and their forgiveness. There is, I doubt not, still left in England many a man with chivalry and patriotism enough to challenge the world to show so perfect a specimen of humanity as a cultivated British woman.

- Lecture on Thrift. 1869.
Speculations and loans in foreign fields are likely to bring us into war... The war-for-profit group has counterfeited patriotism.

- Charles Lindberg Sr.
Love of country is like love of woman -- he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.

- Adler, Felix
Patriotism must be founded on great principles and supported by great virtue.

- Bolingbroke, Henry
The single best augury is to fight for one's country.

- Homer
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

- Stevenson, Adlai E.
O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.

- Mazzini, Giuseppe
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.

- Mazzini, Giuseppe
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

- George Bernard Shaw
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

- Malcolm X
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

- Samuel Johnson
The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.

- Custine, Marquis De
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

- John F. Kennedy
I've seen a lot of patriots and they all died just like anybody else if it hurt bad enough and once they were dead their patriotism was only good for legends; it was bad for their prose and made them write bad poetry. If you are going to be a great patriot i.e. loyal to any existing order of government (not one who wishes to destroy the existing for something better) you want to be killed early if your life and works won't stink.

- Hemingway, Ernest
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.

- Lewis, Sinclair
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

- Albert Einstein



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