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Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. (Quote by - Charles de Gaulle)

Nations have lost their old omnipotence; the patriotic tiedoes not hold. Nations are getting obsolete, we go and live where we will. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Our true nationality is mankind. (Quote by - H. G. Wells)

There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by the boundaries of one's country; but by a duty to mankind to safeguard the trust of civilization. (Quote by - Oscar S. Strauss)

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress. (Quote by - Thorstein Veblen)

We are in the midst of a great transition from narrow nationalism to international partnership. (Quote by - Lyndon Baines Johnson)

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. (Quote by - George Orwell)

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors. (Quote by - W. R. Inge)

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial. (Quote by - William H. Boyer)

Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation. (Quote by - Erich Fromm)

Altogether national hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. (Quote by - James Joyce)

I have never understood why one's affections must be confined, as once with women, to a single country. (Quote by - John Kenneth Galbraith)

One of the great attractions of patriotism (Quote by - 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. (Quote by - Aldous Huxley)

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedicaton of a lifetime. (Quote by - Adlai Stevenson)

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

God made the ocean, but the Dutch made Holland. (Quote by - Dutch proverb)

The Creator made Italy with designs by Michelangelo. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Men may be linked in friendship. Nations are linked only by interests. (Quote by - Rolf Hochhuth)

What makes a nation great is not primarily its great men, but the stature of its innumerable mediocre ones. (Quote by - Jose Ortega y Gasset)

There is Ontario patriotism, Quebec patriotism, or Western patriotism; each based on the hope that it may swallow up the others, but there is no Canadian patriotism, and we can have no Canadian nation when we have no Canadian patriotism. (Quote by - Henri Bourassa)


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