Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy

W. R. Inge

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!

David Starr Jordan

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington

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 the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Bertrand Russell

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

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

Erich Fromm

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 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 means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

George Peppard

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.

Robert Santos
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