Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell

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

That kind of patriotism which consists of hating all other nations.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy

W. R. Inge

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.

Leo Tolstoy

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

George Jean Nathan

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.

Oscar S. Strauss

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Henry Steele Commager

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.

Emma Goldman

Patriotism does not oblige us to acquiesce in the destruction of liberty. Patriotism obliges us to question it, at least.

Wendy Kaminer

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism

George Orwell

Patriotism has a lot to do with the success of the show

George Peppard

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.

Robert Santos

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

Denis Diderot

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.

Andy Rooney

I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.

Henry James

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

Adlai E. Stevenson
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