What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

--Adlai E. Stevenson

在我们时代的语境中,我们的“爱国主义”到底是什么意思?我敢说,我们的意思是一种对国家的责任感……这种爱国主义不是短暂的、 狂热的情感的爆发,而是安静而稳定的终生贡献。

——埃德莱 E. 史蒂文生

Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.

--George Bernard Shaw



True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others.

--Queen Elizabeth II



I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

--Edith Cavell



Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

--George Jean Nathan



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

--Bertrand Russell



I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.

--Henry James



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

--George Bernard Shaw



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

--Ambrose Bierce



Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

--Samuel Johnson



Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.

--Arthur Schopenhauer



You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

--George Bernard Shaw



You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

--Malcolm X



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

--Henry Bolingbroke



Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.

--Henry David Thoreau



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



Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

--Calvin Coolidge



I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.

--George Washington



Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by "patriotism" I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one's own nation, which is the concern with the nation's spiritual as much as with its material welfare -- never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one's country which is not part of one's love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.

--Erich Fromm

民族主义是我们的乱伦模式,是我们的偶像崇拜,是我们的疯狂。“爱国主义”是它的迷信崇拜。不必说,我所谓的 “爱国主义”态度将自己的国家置于人道之上,置于正义与真理的原则之上;不是对某人自己国家的利益的热爱,这种热爱既关注国家的精神财富也关注它的物质财富——从不以强力欺凌别国。仅仅爱一个个体而排斥对他人的爱就不是爱,不把爱某人的国家作为对人道主义的热爱的组成部分就不是爱,而是偶像崇拜。


My country, always wrong.

--Student Slogan



Our country right or wrong.

--Stephen Decatur



It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.

--Hilaire Belloc


——海莱尔•贝洛克 (1870-1953, 出生于法国的英国评论家, 诗人)

My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.

--Gilbert K. Chesterton


——吉尔伯特•K. 切斯特顿

Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

--George M. Cohan


——乔治•M. 科汉

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.

--Alfred Adler



The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.

--James W. Fulbright


——詹姆斯•W. 富布莱特

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

--Edward Abbey



The love of one's country is a splendid thing -- but why should love stop at the border?

--Pablo Casals



God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.

--Luis Bunuel



The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.

--Marquis De Custine



Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.

--H. L. Mencken



To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.

--Edmund Burke



My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.

--Carl Schurz



The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

--Thomas Paine




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