Quotes: patriotism

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  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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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
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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.
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
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    If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit.
  • 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)
  • Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter
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    Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
  • 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.
  • Bill Moyers
    Bill Moyers
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    No wonder scoundrels find refuge in patriotism; it offers them immunity from criticism.
    Source: Speech to the Society of Professional Journalists, September 11, 2004
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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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.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
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    Our entire family is replete with sentiments of patriotism. Uncle Swarna Singh left for his heavenly abode in jail in 1910, two or three years after my birth. Uncle Ajit Singh is leading the life of an exile in foreign countries.
  • 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
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