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