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Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson

Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country. - Sinclair Lewis

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it. - Malcolm X

God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother. - Giuseppe Mazzini

Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land. - Herman Melville

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have. - Theodore Roosevelt

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. - Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy. - George Bernard Shaw

My country, always wrong. - Student Slogan

How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be "American" before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? - Edith Wharton

True patriots we; for be it understood we left our country for our country's good. - George Barrington

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. - Edith Cavell

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag. - George M. Cohan

The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible. - Marquis De Custine

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong. - Stephen Decatur

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool. - John Dryden

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. - Barbara Ehrenreich

Patriotism has its roots deep in the instincts and the affections. Love of country is the expansion of dutiful love. - D. D. Field

Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by "patriotism" I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare --never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship. - Erich Fromm

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. - Nathan Hale

I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home. - Henry James


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