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.
George William Curtis
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy
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?
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
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