Patriotism Quotes

I know patriotism exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
George Washington
Speculations and loans in foreign fields are likely to bring us into war... The war - For - Profit group has counterfeited patriotism.
Charles Lindberg Sr., 1915

Ralph waldo emerson, journals, 1824 - when a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the...
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - How passionately I hate them.
Albert Einstein
Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai E. Stevenson, J
Oscar wilde - patriotism is the virtue of the vicious....
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson, Letter to Lord Chesterfield, 1775
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles De Gaulle
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Edith Cavell, last words, before her execution by the Germans, 12 October 1915.
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
H. L. Mencken
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
George Bernard Shaw
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
Henry Steele
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - - How passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein
Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.