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1. "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
Author: Albert Einstein
2. "Despotism alone can provide that atmosphere of secrecy which favors crooked dealing and enables the freebooters of finance to make illicit fortunes."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
3. "Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
4. "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."
Author: Ann Coulter
5. "Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride."
Author: Anne Marie Slaughter
6. "The supreme mystery of despotism, its prop and stay, is to keep men in a state of deception, and with the specious title of religion to cloak the fear by which they must be held in check, so that they will fight for their servitude as if for salvation."
Author: Baruch Spinoza
7. "I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
8. "We may say, in a broad way, that Greek philosophy down to Aristotle expresses the mentality appropriate to the City State; that Stoicism is appropriate to a cosmopolitan despotism; that stochastic philosophy is an intellectual expression of the Church as an organization; that philosophy since Descartes, or at any rate since Locke, tends to embody the prejudices of the commercial middle class; and that Marxism and Fascism are the philosophies appropriate to the modern industrial state."
Author: Bertrand Russell
9. "Inverted totalitarianism, unlike classical totalitarianism, does not revolve around a demagogue or charismatic leader. It finds expression in the anonymity of the Corporate State. It purports to cherish democracy, patriotism, and the Constitution while manipulating internal levers."
Author: Chris Hedges
10. "After years on a drunken bender, Americans are awakening to lies masked in patriotism and glory."
Author: Chris Hedges
11. "To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China - the greatest and oldest despotism in the world - for a cheap working slave."
Author: Denis Kearney
12. "Heavy laden -- that's what I am. Laden with pride, often thinking myself better than others while we have to think the other one better than ourselves. Laden with my own egotism. Laden with all my sins. And when I went to bed last night and thought about everything and wanted to bring all those difficulties to God, I couldn't even find the words!"
Author: Diet Eman
13. "Beprotis nera žmogus, kuris neteko proto; beprotis yra žmogus, kuris neteko visko, išskyrus prota!"
Author: Donaldas Kajokas
14. "It's the most familial-based societies where the sense of obligation is strongest, that breed the worst nepotism and cronyism."
Author: Franklin Foer
15. "If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
16. "Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same."
Author: George Orwell
17. "Love, love, love – all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness."
Author: Germaine Greer
18. "Her religion--perhaps, Alwyn thought, American Christianity as a whole--was a religion of ideal prose; all the beauty it had was the elegance of a perfect law, a Napoleonic code. It deified Jesus, but deified Him as a social leader and teacher martyred for His virtue, a compassionate attorney at the right hand of God the judge, and a fulfillment of the half-political prophecies of the Old Testament--whose jurisprudence of hygiene, family relations, patriotism, and commerce, its morality resembled."
Author: Glenway Wescott
19. "Everyone, either from modesty or egotism, hides away the best and most delicate of his soul's possessions; to gain the esteem of others, we must only ever show our ugliest sides; this is how we keep ourselves on the common level"
Author: Gustave Flaubert
20. "Now, sorcery rules the world. Of course, most don't call it sorcery; indeed, many would be horrified by such a notion. Instead, they use words like ideology, politics, defence, security, patriotism, commerce, industry, marketing, consumerism and belief. But where there is power-seeking, especially power over others or for oneself, though also over oneself, and be it wittingly or unwittingly conjured up, make no mistake: there is sorcery afoot. It just comes in different shades and colours, that's all."
Author: H.M. Forester
21. "He saw that science had become as great a hoax as religion, that nationalism was a farce, patriotism a fraud, education a form of leprosy, and that morals were for cannibals"
Author: Henry Miller
22. "Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy)Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism)Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism)Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)"
Author: Immanuel Kant
23. "Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."
Author: James Bryce
24. "Demasiados de nosotros pensamos "Que La Paz" es imposible. Demasiados pensamos que es irreal. Pero esta es una opinión peligrosa y derrotista. Nos lleva a pensar que la guerra es inevitable..."
Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
25. "When I would be myself, I was being big-headed. I was being egotistical. I was a megalomaniac, when it really was just having not to be a monkey for a few hours a day. And fulfilling the need to be a man."
Author: Jerry Lewis
26. "Yet none of these things gave him confidence. All they gave him was egotism, which is less the conviction of one's worth than the desire for that conviction."
Author: Jetta Carleton
27. "My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism."
Author: John Woo
28. "Atlantic's Jerry Wexler believes first-rate records are made by first-rate voices. He certainly has worked with enough of them: Clyde McPhatter, Joe Turner, La Vern Baker, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin."
Author: Jon Landau
29. "Eso que cierta literatura perezosa ha llamado durante mucho tiempo silencio elocuente no existe, los silencios elocuentes son solo palabras que se quedan atravesadas en la garganta, palabras engasgadas que no han podido escapar de la angostura de la glotis."
Author: José Saramago
30. "It's just too egotistical to think that we are the only lifeform in the universe."
Author: Kathleen Quinlan
31. "Travel opens your mind as few other things do. It is its own form of hypnotism, and I am forever under its spell."
Author: Libba Bray
32. "I'm not too secure about my looks. They can always change. I was heavy and overweight as a teenager, so it's hard to be cocky or egotistical."
Author: Lorenzo Lamas
33. "Religions are the cradles of despotism."
Author: Marquis De Sade
34. "This article is going to be very egotistical and MacLanesque and maybe somewhat shocking besides, so I strongly advise divers citizens of Butte not to read it. It occurs to me that some of the things I write do not agree with the constitutions of the said citizens - it seems to be bad for their livers - hence this preliminary note of warning. So now if you go right on and read it and it affects your liver unpleasantly, don't blame me."
Author: Mary MacLane
35. "By this time he had discovered that his neighbour was not very conversible; But whether her silence proceeded from pride, discretion, timidity, or idiotism, he was still unable to decide."
Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
36. "I was still a newlywed and certainly wasn't to the point where I felt comfortable yelling, "I'm going to shit my pants any second!"But the sweating had started, which was followed by the tears. "I'm not feeling well, and need to get home," I told him."Ok, but I have to obey the speed limit because of all the kids in the neighborhood," he replied.I was pleading with him to hurry up when he came to a complete stop.I screamed at him, "Why are we stopping?"He rolled down the window. "Retreat."I could see the flag lowering in the distance, the beautiful orange sun setting behind it.In the opposite direction I could see the roof line of our home - so close, yet so far away.As Retreat played, I surrendered. I pooped my pants. I took one for the flag.Now that's patriotism."
Author: Mollie Gross
37. "The work relationship has to be based on mutual respect. Psychological despotism is basically contemptuous—far more contemptuous than the traditional Theory X. It does not assume that people are lazy and resist work, but it assumes that the manager is healthy while everybody else is sick. It assumes that the manager is strong while everybody else is weak. It assumes that the manager knows while everybody else is ignorant. It assumes that the manager is right, whereas everybody else is stupid. These are the assumptions of foolish arrogance."
Author: Peter F. Drucker
38. "Sydney: I can do a lot of things, Adrian.And—at the risk of sounding egotistical —I mean, well, I can do a lot of pretty awesome things that most people can't."Adrian: "Don't I know it. You can change a tire in ten minutes while speaking Greek."Sydney: "Five minutes."
Author: Richelle Mead
39. "There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism."
Author: Robert Charles Winthrop
40. "Failure of government programs prompts more determined effort, while the loss of liberty is ignored or rationalized away...whether is it is the war on poverty, drugs, terrorism...or the current Hitler of the day, an appeal to patriotism is used to convince the people that a little sacrifice of liberty, here or there, is a small price to pay...The results, though, are frightening and will soon become even more so."
Author: Ron Paul
41. "I would gladly have accepted a heaping spoonful of nepotism when I got out of college and was looking for a job."
Author: Sloane Crosley
42. "Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism."
Author: Ted Cruz
43. "Some nights, I was so good that I could have become an egotist."
Author: Ted Lindsay
44. "Damals war der Ruf des Detektivs William A. Pinkerton und seines Auskunftsbüros sehr bedeutend. Der Mann war durch eine Reihe von Wechselfällen aus Armut zu hohem Ansehen in seinem sonderbaren und für manche Leute widerwärtigen Beruf emporgestiegen, aber für alle, die solche an sich unglücklichen Dienste benötigen, war seine wohlbekannte und patriotische Rolle im Bürgerkrieg und um Abraham Lincolns Person eine Empfehlung. Er oder vielmehr seine Organisation hatte diesen während der ganzen Dauer seiner stürmischen Amtszeit im Regierungspalast geschützt. Seine Firma hatte Niederlassungen in Philadelphia, Washington und New York, um nur die bedeutendsten Orte zu nennen."
Author: Theodore Dreiser
45. "The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading subjugation on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it: for man is an imitative animal."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
46. "Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network."
Author: Toni Morrison
47. "Can we actually suppose that we are wasting, polluting, and making ugly this beautiful land for the sake of patriotism and the love of God? Perhaps some of us would like to think so, but in fact this destruction is taking place because we have allowed ourselves to believe, and to live, a mated pair of economic lies: that nothing has a value that is not assigned to it by the market; and that the economic life of our communities can safely be handed over to the great corporations. (from 'Compromise, Hell!' published in the November/December 2004 issue of ORION magazine)"
Author: Wendell Berry
48. "The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation, ages might pass away before they could be shaken off."
Author: William Henry Harrison
49. "Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous."
Author: William Wells Brown
50. "Our brains are very animal but also very strange and egotistical. We're narcissistic."
Author: Zoe Saldana

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