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.
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James A. Baldwin
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
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 C. Clarke
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Guy de Maupassant
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.