Patriotism And Nationalism Quotes

Patriotism And Nationalism Quotes by James Bryce, Sydney J. Harris, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shenstone, Boies Penrose, William Ralph Inge and many others.

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Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
James Bryce
It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, ‘the greatest’, but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
Sydney J. Harris
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
William Shenstone
Public office is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Boies Penrose
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism – and wars.
Dale Carnegie
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.
Mark Twain
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
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?
Blaise Pascal
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell
The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals
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.
William Plomer
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.
Thomas Tusser
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell
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.
Oscar Straus