Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is a superstition, one far more injurious, brutal and inhumane than religion.

Gustave Herve

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

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.

Emma Goldman

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.

Leo Toystoy

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

Adlai E. Stevenson

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

Voltaire

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

Henry James

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

Edward Abbey

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

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

Denis Diderot

Patriotism is just loyalty to friends, people, families.

Robert Santos

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

George Peppard

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

George Orwell

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington

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

David Starr Jordan

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 is the religion of hell

James Branch Cabell

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.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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Updated On : December 03, 2013
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