Quotation Explorer - 'Patriotism'

To criticize one's country is to do it a service... Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism--a higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals and national adulation. - J. William Fulbright (Senator)
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? - Lin Yutang
Speculations and loans in foreign fields are likely to bring us into war... The war-for-profit group has counterfeited patriotism.
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. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. - Oscar Wilde
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. - H. L. Mencken
Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. - George Bernard Shaw
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy. - George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. - George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.... - George Bernard Shaw
ITCH, n. The patriotism of a Scotchman. - Ambrose Bierce
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them! - Albert Einstein
The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. - Hermann Goering
Patriotism without criticism has no head; criticism without patriotism has no heart. - Allen C. Guelzo
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism is nothing but just a fight against materialism. More a person can do, more patriotic he or she is. - Anuj Somany
Patriotism, currently, is nothing but the deadly evolution of narrow minded politics which has distorted language. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president. - Theodore Roosevelt
You can question somebody's views and their judgment without questioning their motives or patriotism. - Barack Obama
So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other. - Barack Obama
Patriotism is nationalism, and always leads to war. - Helen Caldicott
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. - Bob Dylan
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. - Bertrand Russell
Our heroes are those... who... act above and beyond the call of duty and in so doing give definition to patriotism and elevate all of us.... America is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. - David Mahoney
True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels themthe desire to do rightis precisely the same. - Robert E. Lee
Patriotism is dangerous, but kindness is always kind. - Debasish Mridha
The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Patriotism can results in racism - Irfan Ullah Hosain
True patriotism is not worship of our nation but rather, in the light of our worship of the God of justice, to conform our nation's ways of justice. - Robert McAfee Brown
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. - Malcolm X
Patriotism is the product of successful systematic indoctrination. - Dane Whalen
It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. - J. Horace McFarland
Patriotism in an independent nation means timely Action & Affirmation on a constructive mode, and not whiling away the time via Debate & Discussion on a burning topic in the house or a road. - Anuj Somany
In some country patriotism is shown only for cricket. When it comes to responsibilities’ they started blaming their own country, politician, people, and others. And ends up praising the western. - Vivek Thangaswamy
Fear has become normal and is covered by the idea of patriotism. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. - George Bernard Shaw
In America, disagreement with the policies of the government does not necessitate a lack of patriotism! - Senator Mitchell
They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king. - Bob Dylan
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
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