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Adlai Stevenson
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Aldous Huxley
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.
Andrew Carnegie
I don't believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.
Calvin Coolidge
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Orwell
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
GK Chesterton
'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.'
H.G. Wells
Our true nationality is mankind.
John F. Kennedy
Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
Oscar Wilde
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Winston Churchill
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.