Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
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
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
Patriotism is a superstition, one far more injurious, brutal and inhumane than religion.
You’ll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
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.
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Patriotism knows neither latitude nor longitude. It is not climatic.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriotism is a menace to liberty.
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
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.
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