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    If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether.

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    It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

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    In "The King's Speech," patriotism is utterly contained within a historical moment, the third of September, 1939, where the aggressor is clear, the fight is clear, it hasn't become complicated over time.

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    It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.

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    It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, 'the greatest', but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.

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    It made me feel good to know that we had such a great country like Canada where even a poor Indian from the Red Pheasant reserve could make it to the top.

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    I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

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    I want to caution that we must not confuse patriotism with blind endorsement of bad policies.

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    I want nothing for myself... My glory is and always will be... the banner of my people, and even if I leave shreds of my life on the wayside I know that you will gather them up in my name and carry them like a flag to victory.

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    Leo Tolstoy ... defines patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers.

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    I wish I was in de land ob cotton, Ole times dar am not forgotten, Look-a-way! Look-a-way! Look-a-way, Dixie Land! * * * * * Den I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie Land I'll take my stand To lib and die in Dixie.

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    Laughter is America's most important export.

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    My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its office-holders.

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    Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.

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    My master had power and law on his side; I had a determined will. There is might in each.

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    No government is safe unless it is protected by the good will of the people.

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    Nationalism is the love which ties me to the blockheads of my country, to the insultors of my way of life, and to the desecrators of my language.

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    No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.

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    National honor is national property of the highest value.

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    Of the many unforeseen consequences of typography, the emergence of nationalism is, perhaps, the most familiar

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    Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

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    No one loves his country for its size or eminence, but because it's his own.

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    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.

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    One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

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    One of the great attractions of patriotism

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    Our country is wherever we are well off. [Lat., Patria est, ubicunque est bene.]

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    Our country ... when right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right.

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    On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.

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    Our country is the world-our countrymen are all mankind.

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    Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

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    Our military deserves leadership that matches their service and patriotism. Getting our troops the pay raise they deserve is the very least we can do to show how much we value everything they do for us.

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    Patriotism is one of the unalterable facts of man's nature. It is a virtue if you like it, and a vice if you don't like it.

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    Patriotism is the opposite of selfish individualism.

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    Patriotism is the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers.

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    Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.

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    Patriotism ruins history.

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    Patriotism is the intelligent appreciation that one's own welfare is inseparably connected with the general welfare and that to prosper personally one must intelligently do his utmost to maintain the general prosperity.

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    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.

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    Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.

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    Patriotism is the admission that people who share a land, a place, and a history have a special obligation to that place and to each other.

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    Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

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    Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.

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    Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

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    Patriotism covers a multitude of sins.

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    Patriotism depends as much on mutual suffering as on mutual success; and it is by that experience of all fortunes and all feelings that a great national character is created.

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    Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.

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    Patriotism is a salt against rottenness, a glorious spur to high endeavour; it recovers the half-obliterated virtue of loyalty, calls every man to service, and ennobles great and small alike.

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    That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do.

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    Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

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    Religion, morality, and patriotism are feelings that are manifested only when they are outraged.