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.
Patriotism ruins history.
Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial.
Patriotism is a survival from barbarous times which must not only be evoked and educated but which must be eradicated by all means - by preaching, persuasion, contempt and ridicule.
Patriotism is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a web of lies and falsehoods, robbing us of our dignity and increasing our arrogance and conceit.
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
I dislike loud-mouthed patriots who think they like our country more than I do. Some people's idea of patriotism is hating other countries.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.
Patriotism has a lot to do with the success of the show
Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Patriotism does not oblige us to acquiesce in the destruction of liberty. Patriotism obliges us to question it, at least.
Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.
That kind of patriotism which consists of hating all other nations.
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.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practised.