Patriotism And Nationalism Quotes by James Bryce, Sydney J. Harris, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shenstone, Boies Penrose, William Ralph Inge and many others.
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, ‘the greatest’, but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and the purity of its heart.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
Public office is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Patriotism is the last refuge of the sculptor.
Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by the boundaries of one’s country; but by a duty to mankind to safeguard the trust of civilization.