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1. "Hanya dengan kerja keras dan keinginan kuat untuk berbuat yang terbaik dalam setiap bentuk pengabdian, kita bersama dengan komponen bangsa lainnya dapat menjadi patriot-patriot yang mampu membawa Indonesia ke arah yang lebih baik, lebih maju, dan lebih bermartabat. Bangsa Indonesia harus berani keluar dari "Comfort Zone", membangun kapasitas dirinya, sehingga siap untuk meraih segala peluang serta menjawab berbagai tantangan di abad 21 yang begitu kompleks dan penuh ketidakpastian."
Author: Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
2. "This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "Diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
4. "A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to govern. It demands no social reform. It does not haggle over expenditures for armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself, and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain."
Author: Anatole France
5. "Destruction, best expressed in this age in which I write as terrorism, is truly there for its own sake, but the pretense of religion or secular patriotism converts the destructive into the speciously creative."
Author: Anthony Burgess
6. "Kita diminta menjadi budayawan patriotik yang jujur; berani mengkritik persekitaran dan negara tanpa berasa khuatir dituduh tidak setia atau berkhianat kerana sebagai pencinta tanah air, kita sedang berperang dengan kejahatan bangsa kita. Pihak yang berkhianat ialah budayawan yang memuji dan mendewakan pemimpin dengan niat mengambil hati (salah atau benar) bagi kepentingan dirinya. Salah atau benar ini adalah tanah air kita. Lantaran itu kita berani mengkritiknya dan berani mempertahankannya."
Author: Baharuddin Zainal
7. "No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
8. "We should stop worrying so much about the price of gasoline and start considering its cost. You really want to be patriotic? Don't change your car by putting a flag on it, change the car."
Author: Bill Maher
9. "For months in the fall of 2001, our highways looked like a county fair on wheels. "Look out, Al-Qaeda---patriot on board!" I once saw a guy with five flags tell a guy with four flags to go back to Afghanistan."
Author: Bill Maher
10. "I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be."
Author: Bob Dylan
11. "America truly is the best idea for a country that anyone has ever come up with so far. Not only because we value democracy and the rights of the individual, but because we are always our own most effective voice of descent....We must never mistake disagreement between Americans on political or moral issues to be an indication of their level of patriotism. If you don't like what I say or don't agree with where I stand on certain issues, then good. I'm glad we're in America, and don't have to oppress each other over it. We're not just a nation, we're not an ethnicity. We are a dream of justice that people have had for a thousand years."
Author: Craig Ferguson
12. "I prefer people to see me as an Ivorian and as a patriot."
Author: Didier Drogba
13. "In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People."(Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)"
Author: Eugene V. Debs
14. "Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it...."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
15. "Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles."
Author: George Jean Nathan
16. "It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it."
Author: George McGovern
17. "They thought more before nine a.m. than most people thought all month. I remember once declining cherry pie at dinner, and Rand cocked his head and said, 'Ahh! Iconoclast. Disdains the easy, symbolic patriotism.' And when I tried to laugh it off and said, well, I didn't like cherry cobbler either, Marybeth touched Rand's arm: 'Because of the divorce. All those comfort foods, the desserts a family eats together, those are just bad memories for Nick.' It was silly but incredibly sweet, these people spending so much energy trying to figure me out. The answer: I don't like cherries."
Author: Gillian Flynn
18. "What is the price-current of an honest man and patriot today?"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
19. "Today everybody is talking about the fact that we live in one world; because of globalization, we are all part of the same planet. They talk that way, but do they mean it? We should remind them that the words of the Declaration [of Independence] apply not only to people in this country, but also to people all over the world. People everywhere have the same right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When the government becomes destructive of that, then it is patriotic to dissent and to criticize - to do what we always praise and call heroic when we look upon the dissenters and critics in totalitarian countries who dare to speak out."
Author: Howard Zinn
20. "You mean that this is a matter of patriotism and traders aren't patriotic?""Notoriously not. Pioneers never are."
Author: Isaac Asimov
21. "Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation."
Author: Jane Addams
22. "Turning back to embrace the past has been a long, slow lesson not only in self-esteem, but in patriotism—pride in homeland, heritage. It has taken a decade to whip the shame, to mispronounce words and shun grammar when mispronunciation and misspeaking are part of my dialect, to own the bad blood. What I come from has made me who I am."
Author: Janisse Ray
23. "It's time for Americans to vote "Patriotic" ~ Smart really isn't working for us."
Author: JerriFaye Thomason
24. "For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears no relation to the legislation itself."
Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
25. "I'm so patriotic, I think every British kid should have a chance to grow up to be our head of state."
Author: Johann Hari
26. "One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism."
Author: John Avlon
27. "The great American writer Herman Melville says somewhere in The White Whale that a man ought to be 'a patriot to heaven,' and I believe it is a good thing, this ambition to be a cosmopolitan, this idea to be citizens not of a small parcel of the world that changes according to the currents of politics, according to the wars, to what occurs, but to feel that the whole world is our country."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
28. "At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot."
Author: Jules Renard
29. "Flaubert teaches you to gave upon the truth and not blink from its consequences; he teaches you, with Montaigne, to sleep on the pillow of doubt; he teaches you to dissect out the constituent parts of reality, and to observe the Nature is always a mixture of genres; he teaches you the most exact use of language; he teaches you not to approach a book in search of moral or social pills -- literature is not a pharmacopoeia; he teaches the pre-eminence of Truth, Beauty, Feeling and Style. And if you study his private life, he teaches courage, stoicism, friendship; the importance of intelligence, skepticism and wit; the folly of cheap patriotism; the virtue of being able to remain by yourself in your own room; the hatred of hypocrisy; distrust of the doctrinaire; the need for plain speaking."
Author: Julian Barnes
30. "La raza, eso que tú llamas así, es solamente esa gran pandilla de gente mísera como yo, legañosos, pulgosos, ateridos, que han acabado aquí perseguidos por el hambre, la peste, los tumores y el frío, llegados tras ser vencidos de los demás rincones del mundo. No podían ir más lejos por el mar. Pues eso es nuestra nación y esos son nuestros compatriotas."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
31. "Because above all, we're patriots. We will willingly carry the fight to whoever may be the enemies of the United States of America. We're your front line, unafraid and ready to go in against al Qaeda, jihadists, terrorists, or whoever the hell else threatens this nation."
Author: Marcus Luttrell
32. "Or you could simply throw down a few inches of compost and fake it. That's what we do, isn't it? Do the best with what we have? It's not lying, dear. Don't look at it that way. It's hopeful pretending. Consider it your patriotic duty."
Author: Na
33. "By the early seventies I had become an Englishman – that is to say, I hated England just as much as half of my compatriots seemed to do."
Author: Nick Hornby
34. "I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering."
Author: Norodom Sihamoni
35. "I think the reaction to a World War II situation would be the same today as it was in 1942. Initially, people would question, but once patriotism got stirred up, the whole thing would gather momentum and we'd all pull together."
Author: Parker Stevenson
36. "Hispanic values are conservative values. Hispanics are highly religious, they're very strongly pro-traditional family... not only pro-family, but also pro-life. They are highly patriotic."
Author: Rafael Cruz
37. "That's what any committed patriot would do: Fight to the last. Defeat your enemy at any cost; then hope you have enough left to rebuild."
Author: Randolph D. Calverhall
38. "I'm still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck that I am part of this New England Patriots organization."
Author: Randy Moss
39. "We heard the army before we saw it.The noise was like a cannon barrage combined with a football stadium crowd- like every Patriots fan in New England was charging us with bazookas."
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
41. "Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced."
Author: Robert Walpole
42. "...so Leola thought that a modest romance with a hero in embryo could do no harm - might even be a patriotic duty."
Author: Robertson Davies
43. "Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act."
Author: Roger Wicker
44. "1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves."
Author: Rosa DeLauro
45. "He blushed to see other Frenchmen overcome with joy whenever they met a compatriot abroad. The would fall on each other, cluster in a raucous group, and pass whole evenings complaining about the barbarity of the locals. These were the few who actually noticed that locals did things differently. Others managed to travel so ‘covered and wrapped in a taciturn and incommunicative prudence, defending themselves from the contagion of an unknown atmosphere' that they noticed nothing at all."
Author: Sarah Bakewell
46. "Freedom is more than just a patriotic concept; it is the purest intent of our design. Be you. Be free. Be nice."
Author: Steve Maraboli
47. "What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
48. "How could you be so naive as to tell a human being the truth? Men live by embedding themselves in ongoing systems of illusion. Religion. Patriotism. Economics. Fashion. That sort of thing. If you wish to gain the favor of the two-legged ilk, you must learn to fabricate as wholeheartedly as they do."
Author: Tom Robbins
49. "Saving petrol is saving India's money. This is a sense of patriotism. The country can be energy-independent by energy conservation. I appeal to the other ministers also to do this."
Author: Veerappa Moily
50. "Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
Author: Zack Wamp

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