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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. "Patriotism is most often nothing more but an extension of individual egoism"
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
3. "God's earth is good. It is only we who are bad. How little justice and humility we have, how poor our understanding of patriotism! ... Instead of knowledge, there is insolence and boundless conceit, instead of labor, idleness and caddishness; there is no justice, the understanding of honor does not go beyond "the honor of the uniform," a uniform usually adorning our prisoners' dock. We must work, the hell with everything else. The important thing is that we must be just, and all the rest will be added unto us."
Author: Anton Chekhov
4. "Patriotism is merely deeply-rooted government brand loyalty."
Author: Bryant McGill
5. "Patriotism is too deep a feeling to depict in the posing for a photograph."
Author: Charles Chaplin
6. "Patriotism, red hot, is compatible with the existence of a neglect of national interests, a dishonesty, a cold indifference to the suffering of millions. Patriotism is largely pride, and very largely combativeness. Patriotism generally has a chip on its shoulder."
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
7. "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
8. "I scoffed at such old fashioned notions as duty, patriotism, the military virtues. And here I was, aged fifty, standing on guard at the very edge of the known world. To protect what? A hundred or so mud and wattle huts, three hundred savage strangers who do not even speak my tongue. And, of course, my own skin."
Author: David Malouf
9. "Indeed, women like Peterman who admitted they joined the army for adventure as opposed to patriotism or love were often viewed with skepticism and derision by the press because their actions and motivations failed to conform to accepted romantic and cultural ideals."
Author: DeAnne Blanton And Lauren M. Cook
10. "...The war in the East were hidden behind a thicket of language: patriotism, democracy, loyality, fredom - the words bounced around, changing purpose, as if they were made out of some funny plastic. What did they actually refer to? It seemed that they all might refer to money..."
Author: Deborah Eisenberg
11. "Lincoln did not admire those who think it is a mark of sophistication to sneer at patriotism. He believed that God has a will for a country and that is honest man should rejoice in the effort to try to remake his country after the Divine pattern, insofar as that pattern is revealed to him."
Author: Elton Trueblood
12. "Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit."
Author: Emma Goldman
13. "Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is ourinsanity. 'Patriotism' is its cult... Just as love for oneindividual which excludes the love for others is not love,love for one's country which is not part of one's lovefor humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship."
Author: Erich Fromm
14. "Where is your sense of patriotism?"I keep it hid away safe, along with my sense of trust, Mr. Clent. I don't use 'em much in case they get scratched."
Author: Frances Hardinge
15. "All 'isms' run out in the end, and good riddance to most of them. Patriotism for example. [...] If in the interest of making sure we don't blow ourselves off the map once and for all, we end up relinquishing a measure of national sovereignty to some international body, so much the worse for national sovereignty. There is only one Sovereignty that matters ultimately, and it is of another sort altogether."
Author: Frederick Buechner
16. "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
17. "Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
18. "Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Author: Herman Göhring
19. "But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore."
Author: Jack Bowman
20. "[Very rich people] with brains make a great effort to hold on to every penny they have while preaching to the general population that freedom and dignity and patriotism are possible only under their protection; in this way they elicit the support of the very people they hold in subjection."
Author: James A. Michener
21. "Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."
Author: James Bryce
22. "Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
Author: Jesse Ventura
23. "Patriotism ruins history."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
24. "As the wine went down in the bottles, patriotism arose in the three men. And when the wine was gone they went down the hill arm in arm for comradeship and safety, and they walked into Monterey. In front of an enlistment station they cheered loudly for America and dared Germany to do her worst. They howled menaces at the German Empire until the enlistment sergeant awakened and put on his uniform and came into the street to silence them. He remained to enlist them."
Author: John Steinbeck
25. "My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism."
Author: John Woo
26. "At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot."
Author: Jules Renard
27. "If you can swing it, getting arrested is the high point of the Fourth of July. Also, the reading of the Declaration of Independence is exciting. (Yes, the Declaration was written two years after Essex is officially set. No, this doesn't stop us.) […] Essex stayed open late that night, for the holiday. Our patriotism cannot be constrained by an eight-hour workday."
Author: Leila Sales
28. "Our faith often grows stronger when we have to defend our beliefs, the same way that patriotism flowers and blooms when our country is threatened."
Author: Lynn Austin
29. "You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."
Author: Malcolm X
30. "Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today."
Author: Mike Ferguson
31. "That's the big mistake a lot of people make when they wonder how soldiers can put their lives on the line day after day or how they can fight for something they may not believe in. Not everyone does. I've worked with soldiers on all sides of the political spectrum; I've met some who hated the army and others who wanted to make it a career. I've met geniuses and idiots, but when all is said and done,we do what we do for one another. For friendship. Not for country, not for patriotism, not because we're programmed killing machines, but because of the guy next to you. You fight for your friend, to keep him alive, and he fights for you, and everything about the army is built on this simple premise."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
32. "Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!"
Author: O. Henry
33. "Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance."
Author: Obama Biden Transition Project
34. "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
35. "My dear creature, I have done with all debate. But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either MY COUNTRY, RIGHT OR WRONG, which is infamous, or MY COUNTRY IS ALWAYS RIGHT, which is imbecile."
Author: Patrick O'Brian
36. "Kadang-kadang memang terasa olehnya bahwa heroisme dan patriotisme wanita di jaman revolusi ini terletak pada kepalangmerahan saja! Tapi ia tak akan meninggalkan kejujurannya. Ia cintai kejujurannya. Dan ia yakin melalui kejujurannya ia pun dapat berbakti kepada revolusi. Ia merasa dirinya pejuang, berjuang dengan caranya sendiri."
Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
37. "It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle."
Author: Prescott Bush
38. "Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage."
Author: Rebecca Harding Davis
39. "To me, patriotism means dedication to the principles on which the country was founded and a willingness to stand firm and fight for these principles regardless of what the government says or does"
Author: Richard J. Maybury
40. "Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
Author: Richard M. Nixon
41. "Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced."
Author: Robert Walpole
42. "El patriotismo es el último refugio de los canallas"."
Author: Samuel Johnson
43. "Kami jelaskan apa sebenarnya tujuan kami. Kami katakan bahwa kami adalah manusia-manusia yang tidak percaya pada slogan. Patriotisme tidak mungkin tumbuh dari hipokrisi dan slogan-slogan. Seseorang hanya dapat mencintai sesuatu secara sehat kalau ia mengenal obyeknya. Dan mencintai tanah air Indonesia dapat ditumbuhkan dengan mengenal Indonesia bersama rakyatnya dari dekat. Pertumbuhan jiwa yang sehat dari pemuda harus berarti pula pertumbuhan fisik yang sehat. Karena itulah kami naik gunung."
Author: Soe Hok Gie
44. "And so the catastrophe of 1929–33 did to the certainties of laissez-faire economics what science did to nineteenth-century religion and what the slaughter of World War I did to old-fashioned patriotism: it knocked out the props. "Everything nailed down is coming loose," people used to say back then: The Depression made business leaders into laughingstocks and transformed economic orthodoxy into so many fairy tales."
Author: Thomas Frank
45. "A nation without patriotism won't win any war."
Author: Toba Beta
46. "E nevoie de un du?man ca sa-i dai poporului o speran?a. Cineva a spus ca patriotismul e ultimul refugiu al canaliilor: cine nu are principii morale se înfa?oara de obicei într-un steag, iar bastarzii fac întotdeauna apel la puritatea stirpei lor. Identitatea na?ionala este ultima resursa a dezmo?teni?ilor. Or, sim?ul identita?ii se întemeiaza pe ura, ura împotriva celui ce nu-i identic. Trebuie sa cultivi ura ca patos ceta?enesc. Du?manul e prietenul popoarelor. E nevoie oricând de cineva demn de a fi urât ca sa te sim?i justificat în propria-?i mizerie. Ura este adevarata pasiune primordiala. Iubirea reprezinta o situa?ie anormala."
Author: Umberto Eco
47. "In some country patriotism is shown only for cricket. When it comes to responsibilities' they started blaming their own country, politician, people, and others. And ends up praising the western."
Author: Vivek Thangaswamy
48. "Obama has been attacked repeatedly for not wearing a flag pin, with Republicans claiming that his patriotism is in question. It's all a bit silly."
Author: Will Thomas
49. "Your highest patriotism today is to respect the memory of those who have died in the uniform of their country by vowing that it will never happen again. The basest treason is to permit yourself to shamefully and cowardly follow the false patriots into another war, one surely bringing in its wake even greater disasters for our beloved America than any before."
Author: Willis Carto
50. "And just as he had earlier, during their lunch hour, insinuated the problem of innocence to the formalists - which had incensed them and boosted their immaturity a hundredfold - he was now making an issue of my modern legs. And there I was, listening and lapping it all up - his linking the calves of my legs with those of the new generation - and coming to feel the cruelty of youth toward old calves! And there was also a kind of leg camaraderie with the schoolgirl, plus a clandestine, voluptuous collusion of legs, plus leg patriotism, plus the impudence of young legs, plus leg poetry, plus young-blooded pride in the calf of the leg, and a cult of the calf of the leg. Oh, what a fiendish body part!"
Author: Witold Gombrowicz

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