Quotes: patriotism

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  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
    George Washington
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    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
    Dale Carnegie
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    Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.

  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
    Albert Einstein
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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!
  • Edith Cavell
    Edith Cavell
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    I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
    Henry James
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    I think patriotism is like charity - it begins at home.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.

    Source: First Inaugural Address (1861)

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    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.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Patriotism in the female sex is the most disinterested of all virtues. Excluded from honors and from offices, we cannot attach ourselves to the State or Government from having held a place of eminence.... Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.

    Source: Letter to John Adams, 17 June 1782

  • George Jean Nathan
    George Jean Nathan
    American criticus 1882-1958
    George Jean Nathan
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    Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
    Denis Diderot
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    Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
    Calvin Coolidge
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    Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
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    Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
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