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    William Shenstone

    The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

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    George Galloway

    I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.

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    Calvin Coolidge

    Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

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    Diogenes

    I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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    Edith Cavell

    I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

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    Barbara Ehrenreich

    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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    Guy de Maupassant

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

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    Blaise Pascal

    Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

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    Oscar Wilde

    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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    John F. Kennedy

    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

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    Clara Barton

    The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.

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    Bertrand Russell

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

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    Dave Barry

    We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

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    Alfred Adler

    It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

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    Lyn Nofziger

    The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

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    Leo Tolstoy

    The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.

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    Friedrich Durrenmatt

    We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.

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    Eugene V. Debs

    I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.

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    Voltaire

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

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    Dale Carnegie

    Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

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    Earl Warren

    The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

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    Howard Zinn

    Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

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    Albert Einstein

    Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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    George McGovern

    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.

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    Robert Walpole

    The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!

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    George Santayana

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

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    Pablo Casals

    The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

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    Doc Hastings

    137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.

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    George Jean Nathan

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

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    Henry A. Wallace

    They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.

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    Richard Aldington

    Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.

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    George Bernard Shaw

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

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    Sinclair Lewis

    Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.

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    Charles de Gaulle

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

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    Mick Jagger

    Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

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    William Ralph Inge

    A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

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    Mark Twain

    Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

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    Robert Walpole

    Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.

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    Clarence Darrow

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

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    Michael Ignatieff

    I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.

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    Ho Chi Minh

    It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.

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    Bill Vaughan

    A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

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    Albert Einstein

    Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

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    Arthur C. Clarke

    It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.

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    Adlai E. Stevenson

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

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