Patriotism Quotes

The world is a fine place. The only thing wrong with it is us. How little justice and humility there is in us, how poorly we understand patriotism!

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Protection and patriotism are reciprocal.

John Caldwell Calhoun

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

Albert Einstein

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.

Ann Coulter

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.

W. R. Inge

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.

Bruno Bauer

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

William Blum

DO NOT, under any circumstances, cooperate with the FBI, FBI agents will lie, trick and deceive you. They will twist your words and play on your patriotism to entrap you. They will pretend to be people they are not supporters, well-wishers and friends all the while wearing wires to record your out-of-context statements to use against you. The FBI is the enemy; its a part of the problem, not the solution.

John Kiriakou

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

Albert Einstein

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

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

Howard Thurman

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

Robert Walpole

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

Charles de Gaulle

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime

Adlai Stevenson

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. And this love is excited, primarily, by the beauty of the country.

Horace J. McFarland

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?

Lin Yutang

Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Clarence Seward Darrow

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.

Ambrose Bierce

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is a menace to liberty.

Emma Goldman
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