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Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I think Americans are very patriotic.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
'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.'
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?
I'd like to be more patient! I just want everything now. I've tried to meditate, but it's really hard for me to stay still. I'd like to try to force myself to do it, because everybody says how wonderful meditation is for you, but I can't shut my mind up. So patience and learning is the key.
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
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.
If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.
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.
Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.
Francis Ford Coppola
Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
R. Lee Ermey
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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