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.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
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 ruins history.
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.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
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
Patriotism is the religion of hell
In most poetic expressions of patriotism, it is impossible to distinguish what is one of the greatest human virtues from the worst human vice, collective egotism. The virtue of patriotism has been extolled most loudly and publicly by nations that are in the process of conquering others, by the Roman, for example, in the first century B.C., the French in the 1790s, the English in the nineteenth century, and the Germans in the first half of the twentieth. To such people, love of one's country involves denying the right of others, of the Gauls, the Italians, the Indians, the Poles, to love theirs.
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