Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
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
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
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.
Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism
Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult.
There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by the boundaries of one's country; but by a duty to mankind to safeguard the trust of civilization.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Patriotism is a superstition, one far more injurious, brutal and inhumane than religion.
You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
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.
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!
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.
America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
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.
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
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.