Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles de Gaulle
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practised.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.
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?
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
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
It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
Ho Chi Minh
They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
Henry A. Wallace
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
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.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.