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Aberjhani
The job facing American voters… in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions based on unknowing fear.
Aberjhani
The leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance were every bit as intent on using Black culture to help make the United States a more functional democracy as they were on employing Black culture to 'vindicate' Black people.
Aberjhani
Where humanitysowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed.
Abhijit Naskar
Your world needs heroes. Be Heroes!
Abhysheq Shukla
Love wins when reflections win over reflexes.
Abhysheq Shukla
Create your own path.Don't blindly follow the massess... because most of the time the M is silent.
Abhysheq Shukla
For a happy life,it's best we should ignore &overlook things,people,incidents,affairs & matters.It is not necessary that we show a reaction to everything. Step back & ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding to.
Abhysheq Shukla
Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.
Abhysheq Shukla
Respect is reverence out of love, Fear is reverence out of hate.Choose Wisely
Abhysheq Shukla
Memories of the past are what drive us, whether to a life of beauty or a life of insanity is up to us.
Abhysheq Shukla
Karma is a balance sheet of life which debits and credit all your deeds.YourWhich is audited by our creator and actions are based on what we accumulated in it.
Abhysheq Shukla
The most important subject in the curriculum in the future years will be how to love ourselves and be content.
Abhysheq Shukla
Every interaction is an opportunity to learn, Only if we are interested in improving rather than proving.
Abhysheq Shukla
The only principle which will make you more content, less bitter is to live a life that has Less excuses, more results. Less distraction, more focus. Less me, more we. Live with Gratitude not with Greytitude
Abhysheq Shukla
Your friends can be double-edged knife thy can either nurture you or destroy you. Choose them Wisely......
Abhysheq Shukla
If someone talks bad about us, we feel bad. If someone talks good about us we feel good. The question is ,Have we given our remote to others for the way we feel?Live your life in your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Abhysheq Shukla
If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won't necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.
Abhysheq Shukla
We are living a fantasy life in our heads, and our real life is passing by, moment by moment.Life is only lived in moments: anything else is a fantasy, a lie, an illusion.
Abhysheq Shukla
Its all about perception in life, For some One minus One = One & for some its Zero.That's the only difference.
Abhysheq Shukla
In the end all the puzzles of your life will be solved ,until then... laugh at the scepticism, live for the moment and remember everything happens for a reason.
Abhysheq Shukla
Karma is the balance sheet of life which debits and credit all your deeds.YourWhich is audited by our creator and actions are based on what we accumulated in it.
Abhysheq Shukla
Literacy rate tells us about the section of society who can read and write, but do we have a tool which can share the stats about out how many educated illiterates we have in our society.
Abhysheq Shukla
A person with good heart is always happy. However its a myth because most of the time his heart is full of wounds as it except only good thing from others still he love the people who treat it right & pray for the ones who don't
Abhysheq Shukla
Stop explaining to others, people will only understand from their level of discernment.
Abhysheq Shukla
Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.
Abhysheq Shukla
Growing older doesn't mean that you are more mature than everyone who is younger than you. Maturity is a lot of things, and age has nothing to do with it.
Abhysheq Shukla
We do not recognize that we are addicted to some negative psychological habit, some terribly self-destructive patterns of thinking...
Abhysheq Shukla
A lot of pain that we are dealing with are really only THOUGHTS.
Abhysheq Shukla
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, So ... Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don't. Life is 10% what you make it 90% how you take it.
Abhysheq Shukla
Desires and Karma are the worst enemies living in the same soul together. It depends on us whom we choose and feed.
Abhysheq Shukla
Its not your fault for not being there.Its my fault for thinking you would be
Abhysheq Shukla
Life is a university, you will keep learning new things all the time. The tombstone will be your degree.Make sure it's worth a fortune for those who admire you.
Abhysheq Shukla
Sometimes even a Yes can be fatal for our Souls
Abhysheq Shukla
We create karma by all kinds of selfish actions.The first thing we must understand is that we are psychologically asleep.It is very difficult for us to be conscious of ourselves. We are not very aware. We must come to recognize that we do not pay attention.
Abhysheq Shukla
Tenderhearted people are silent sufferers they just learn the art to fly with broken wings.
Abhysheq Shukla
Life is about the moments you create, that you can keep it with you FOREVER. After everything is over,That is what we have or what we are left with.
Abhysheq Shukla
In the end, you will realize most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.
Abhysheq Shukla
We live in a society where every business has a huge scope. Even if you open a shop selling snakes people will buy it. Thinking they will direct them to their neighbors house.
Abhysheq Shukla
Life is about the moments you create,that you can keep with you forever.After everything is over,That is what we have or what we are left with.
Abhysheq Shukla
LIFE - Death's Very Emissary
Abhysheq Shukla
Fear is the most prodigious enemy of our soul
Abhysheq Shukla
Strong people don't put others down. They lift them up and slam them on the ground for maximum damage.
Abhysheq Shukla
Self-observation is simply the observation of an internal state and an external event. It is pure awareness, which gives one the ability to choose one's actions. Only by having the choice can one perform what is right.
Abhysheq Shukla
There's a story behind every I don't believe in lovePeriod
Abhysheq Shukla
Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends. Love means nothing in tennis,But it's everything in life
Abraham Lincoln
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.--as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS
Adam Carolla
Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
Adlai Stevenson
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Albert Einstein
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Albert Einstein
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
Aldous Huxley
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Alfred Adler
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
Ambrose Bierce
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Ambrose Bierce
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
Ana Claudia Antunes
In peace we play and freedom ring, Now let us enjoy a mantra to sing, Down here we know that today Elated it's a really sunny day,Play: It's Independence Day!Ensure you celebrate with joyful thought Never forget that for freedom we fought Dance and sing we never forgot Erase all doubts of what we got.Now it's time to celebrate, Chant hymns and vibrate! Expectations must be met. Don't give up and don't forget.As sometimes it's the only wayYield for freedom, learn to play.
Ann Coulter
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
Arthur C. Clarke
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.
Barack Obama
So, let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look over not only ourselves, but each other.
Barack Obama
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Barack Obama
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights that our destinies are bound together that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
Barbara Ehrenreich
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Bauvard
We need to revitalize the American spirit. People are always asking 'What would the founding fathers do,' but I have yet to witness a single séance.
Benson Bruno
Dear sirs, The cold war isn't over. When national borders fail, the epidermis is the last line of defense. We are counting on you.Sincerely,Patriot
Bernadine Dohrn
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Bertolt Brecht
Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes
Bertrand Russell
I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the Labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race
Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bill Kristol
Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
Bill Kristol
If terror groups are to be defeated, it is national governments that will have to do so. In nations like India, governments will have to call on the patriotism of citizens to fight the terrorists. In a nation like Pakistan, the government will have to be persuaded to deal with those in their midst who are complicit.
Bill Maher
I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?
Bill Maher
Americans today confuse freedom with not being asked to sacrifice. The fact that you can't have everything you want exactly when you want it has somehow become un-American.
Bill Vaughan
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
Blaise Pascal
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?
Bob Dylan
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
Bob Dylan
They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.
Bob Riley
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
Boy Scouts of America
On my honor, I will do my bestTo do my duty To God and my country
Bruce Springsteen
There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism.
Bruno Bauer
The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
Calvin Coolidge
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Chaim Potok
Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
Charles de Gaulle
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles Edward Montague
Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
Chrissie Hynde
I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
Christopher Hitchens
Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in remembrance of those who had 'given' their lives. But on what assurance did we know that these gifts had really been made? Only the survivors
Christopher Hitchens
Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in remembrance of those who had 'given' their lives. But on what assurance did we know that these gifts had really been made? Only the survivors
Christopher Hitchens
Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in remembrance of those who had 'given' their lives. But on what assurance did we know that these gifts had really been made? Only the survivors
Christopher Hitchens
Every November of my boyhood, we put on red poppies and attended highly patriotic services in remembrance of those who had 'given' their lives. But on what assurance did we know that these gifts had really been made? Only the survivors
Clara Barton
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
Clarence Darrow
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Col. Thomas Aspinwall
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers.
Cory Booker
Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
Cory Booker
When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
A nation aimlessly drifting away from God is a nation for which prayer is a rudder and praise is a sail. And it is the man or woman on their knees that builds the former and gives wind to the latter.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I have become so pathetically dulled that I hold freedom as my right and the privileges of liberty as my due, I can stand beside the stilled graves of a thousand soldiers fallen in defense of freedom and not feel a thing. And my most solemn prayer is that I will never be this.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Rare are the handful of principles that incessantly drive us to stand even when we face the stark realization that we will likely perish in the standing. And rarer still is the person who will surrender all to protect such principles. Yet, the rudimentary principles of freedom and liberty pristinely untarnished by greed and selfishness took captive the hearts of simple people and raised this nation up from untamed wilderness and unchecked tyranny. And let us all be warned that without renewed adherence to these principles, we will rapidly return this nation to untamed wilderness and unchecked tyranny.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The birthplace of anarchy is the cemetery of freedom.
Criss Jami
There are 2 kinds of fighters: those who fight because they hate, and those who fight because they love.
Criss Jami
As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.
Criss Jami
The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.
Dale Carnegie
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Dave Barry
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
David Hume
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
David Starr Jordan
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
Denis Diderot
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Diogenes
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Doc Hastings
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
Dominique de Villepin
I think that economic patriotism is the very foundation of a European vision.
Douglas MacArthur
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
E.A. Bucchianeri
It's not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it's the most patriotic thing we can do.
Earl Warren
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
Edith Cavell
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Enock Maregesi
Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikuwa bendera ya taifa letu! Alikuwa alama ya amani, haki, uhuru, ujamaa, uzalendo, na Tanzania.
Eric Hobsbawm
It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.
Ernest Hemingway
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
Eugene V. Debs
I have no country to fight for my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.(Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)
Evan Bayh
Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism - no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Art invariably grows out of a period when, in general, the artist admires his own nation and wants to win its approval.
Francis Ford Coppola
Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.
Francis John McConnell
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.
François Fénelon
All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Francois Hollande
We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.
Frank Knox
Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
G.K. Chesterton
A man who says that no patriot should attack the [war] until it is over is not worth answering intelligently; he is saying that no good son should warn his mother off a cliff until she has fallen over it. But there is an anti-patriot who honestly angers honest men…he is the uncandid candid friend; the man who says, I am sorry to say we are ruined, and is not sorry at all…Granted that he states only facts, it is still essential to know what are his emotions, what is his motive. It may be that twelve hundred men in Tottenham are down with smallpox; but we want to know whether this is stated by some great philosopher who wants to curse the gods, or only by some common clergyman who wants to help the men.
General Robert E. Lee
… I believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people … are the safeguard to the continuance of a free government … whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.
George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Borrow
Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
George Carlin
I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.
George Galloway
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
George Galloway
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
George J. Mitchell
In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George McGovern
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
George Orwell
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
George Santayana
To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
George Washington
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
George Washington
Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life. (Address to Congress on Resigning Commission Dec 23, 1783)
George William Curtis
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
Greil Marcus
Patriotism in America, as I understand it, is a matter of suffering, when the country fails to live up to its promises, or actively betrays them.
Guy de Maupassant
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.[My Uncle Sosthenes]
Guy de Maupassant
Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Helen Caldicott
Patriotism is nationalism, and always leads to war.
Henry A. Wallace
Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion.Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
Henry A. Wallace
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
Henry Bolingbroke
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
Henry Louis Gates
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.
Henry Louis Gates
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique. When you're willing to stand up within the group and say, 'It is wrong for Black people to be anti-Semitic,' or 'It is wrong for America to discriminate against persons of African descent and made them slaves and based its wealth upon free labor,' it's crucial to say that.
Henry Miller
And when he got through I felt for the first time that there had really been a war and that the man I was listening had been in it and that despite his bravery the war had made him a coward and that if he did any more killing it would be wide-awake and in cold blood, and nobody would have the guts to send him to the electric chair because he had performed his duty toward his fellow men, which was to deny his own sacred instincts and so everything was just and fair because one crime washes away the other in the name of God, country and humanity, peace be with you all.
Henry Steele Commager
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.
Herbert Croly
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
Ho Chi Minh
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Howard Thurman
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Howard Zinn
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Howard Zinn
What struck me as I began to study history was how nationalist fervor--inculcated from childhood on by pledges of allegiance, national anthems, flags waving and rhetoric blowing--permeated the educational systems of all countries, including our own. I wonder now how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own. Then we could never drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, or napalm on Vietnam, or wage war anywhere, because wars, especially in our time, are always wars against children, indeed our children.
Howard Zinn
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Howard Zinn
Today everybody is talking about the fact that we live in one world; because of globalization, we are all part of the same planet. They talk that way, but do they mean it? We should remind them that the words of the Declaration [of Independence] apply not only to people in this country, but also to people all over the world. People everywhere have the same right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When the government becomes destructive of that, then it is patriotic to dissent and to criticize - to do what we always praise and call heroic when we look upon the dissenters and critics in totalitarian countries who dare to speak out.
Iain Banks
There has seldom if ever a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders don't cry for what country can do for them for free. They dream about what they can do for country at high cost.
Jack Bowman
But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have. We don't have something that I want to die for - anymore.
James Branch Cabell
Patriotism is the religion of hell.
James Bryce
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
Jamie Iredell
Mankind were intended to be happy... that government being only the means of securing freedom and happiness to the people, whenever it deviates from this end, and their freedom and happiness are in great danger of being irrevocably lost, the government is no longer entitled to their allegiance. (The Principles of an American Whig-1777)
Jane Addams
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Janet Suzman
Jews have had to carry around their own sense of self in a carpet bag and I think perhaps too much emphasis might be being put on nationality and on the other hand patriotism, that sort of thing.
Janvier Chando
There is no worse way to abuse a man's patriotism than to estrange him from his homeland, be it his ancestral or adopted land...
Janvier Chouteu-Chando
What is there in this big wide world for a man to talk about with certainty besides his homeland, home and family?
Janvier Chouteu-Chando
Most of our brains are out, but it is good what they did for themselves by leaving this country. They are Cameroon's reserve for development, for the day that this country shall be free. Your late father was an intelligent man. He was even more than that. He was a sage. He once said to me that the intelligent Bamilekés are those who have sought a better future for themselves and for their families in British Cameroons. He was right. They have not been brainwashed as much as their francophone brothers have. If he were alive today, I am sure he would have judged that the intelligent Cameroonians are those who have sought refuge out of Cameroon.
Janvier Chouteu-Chando
A man's true world should be the space and people that enrich his soul,
Jennifer Granholm
If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.
Jesse Ventura
I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
Jesse Ventura
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.
Jesse Ventura
I love my country, not my government.
Jimmy Carter
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
John Amery
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.
John Avlon
One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.
John Bolton
There is no patriotic obligation to help advance the career of a politician who is otherwise pursuing interests that are fundamentally antithetical to your values. That's not the call of patriotism.
John F. Kennedy
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kerry
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
John M. Keller
We had traveled far and long to get here but were still the same still-born, unreconstructed people who had once met on this landscape that began somewhere not too far south of the south and ended all the way up in the northernmost extremes of the north, and every soul begotten upon this land was a bastard child of that interminable human equation: colonizer and colony, slave and master, rapist and victim, and any pledge to loyalty and patriotism was an oath to both parts of this equation
John Sergeant Wise
In all her history, from the formation of the federal government until the hour of secession, no year stands out more prominently than the year 1858 as evidencing the national patriotism of Virginia.
John Woo
My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.
Jonathan Mayhew
There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
Joseph Brodsky
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Julian Barnes
The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
As for national greatness: It is probably true that all nations are great and even holy at the time of death. The Biafrans had never fought before. They fought well this time. They will never fight again. They will never play Finlandia on an ancient marimba again. Peace.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die. To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We must live as people with great hope.
Lech Walesa
I want to light the lights of patriotism.
Leo Tolstoy
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Barrayar is bred in my bones. I cannot shake it, no matter how far I travel. This struggle, God knows, has no honor in it. But exile, for no other motive than ease