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Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it
Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it
One of the great attractions of patriotism - 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
Patriotism is as fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone, and irrational as a headless hen
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
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