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First president of the US 1732-1799+1
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
English writer 1894-19630
Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.
American writer and lecturer 1888-19550
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
American philosopher 1842-19100
For morality life is a war, and the service of the highest is a sort of cosmic patriotism which also calls for volunteers.
German - American physicist 1879-19550
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
American author 1843-19160
I think patriotism is like charity - it begins at home.
American statesman 1809-18650
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)
American author and political activist 1941-0
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
English writer 1894-19630
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.
Wife of John Adams 1744-18180
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
American criticus 1882-19580
Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
French philosopher 1713-17840
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
American president 1872-19330
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-19650
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.