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

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

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

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Richard M. Nixon

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

That we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

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

He who loves not his country can love nothing

Lord Byron

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

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

I think Americans are very patriotic.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.

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

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is without prior rules about what it should be.

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

Have a sense of pride in your motherland. Just as your mother has given birth to you, so too the land has given birth to you.

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.

Whatever country you belong to, you should have a sense of patriotism.

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

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

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

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.

As I've said there were patriots who supported this war and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women and our hopes for Iraqis' future.

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able vicariously to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.

Douglas MacArthur

When a nation is filled with strife then do patriots flourish.

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes all of us defending the United States of America.

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.

We the People recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights, that our destinies are bound together, that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me a freedom without a commitment to others a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense.

Barack Obama

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

War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

The same ambition can destroy or save and make a patriot as it makes a knave.

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.

He was a great patriot a humanitarian a loyal friend, provided of course he really is dead.


I have always regarded myself in the first place as an African patriot.

Nelson Mandela

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt and vote and raise the price of corn?

Lord Byron

Back in 2008 candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt 'unpatriotic' - serious talk from what looked to be a serious reformer. Yet by his own decisions President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him and more than all the troubled governments of Europe combined. One president one term $5 trillion in new debt.

Paul Ryan