Patriotism Quotes

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

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

Guy de Maupassant

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.

George William Curtis

Patriotism knows neither latitude nor longitude. It is not climatic.

E.A. Storrs

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw

Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult.

Erich Fromm
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