Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

Charles de Gaulle

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

E.A. Storrs

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

Guy de Maupassant

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

Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is a menace to liberty.

Emma Goldman

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.

Ambrose Bierce

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

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

Clarence Seward Darrow

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

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

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

George Jean Nathan

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

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

Bertrand Russell

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

George Santayana

Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy

W. R. Inge

Protection and patriotism are reciprocal.

John Caldwell Calhoun

We don't know how God chooses martyrs. We do know that they give us the most precious gift they possess their very lives.

Csar Estrada Chvez

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

Wendy Kaminer

Patriotism ruins history.

Goethe

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

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober'.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Updated On : December 03, 2013
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