Power is paradoxical.
Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Robert A. Heinlein
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
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.