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
——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.
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.
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
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.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
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.
Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue.
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.
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.
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.
My country, always wrong.
Our country right or wrong.
It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
——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
Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.
--George M. Cohan
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute.
--James W. Fulbright
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing -- but why should love stop at the border?
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
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.
My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
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.