Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
– Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
– Guy de Maupassant

Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
– George Bernard Shaw

Talking of patriotism, what humbug it is; it is a word which always commemorates a robbery. There isn’t a foot of land in the world which doesn’t represent the ousting and re-ousting of a long line of successive owners.
– Mark Twain

1 thought on “Patriotism”

  1. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing, which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than him.” — John Stewart Mill (1806-1873)


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