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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.

Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever.

Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.

Millions for defence, out not one cent for tribute.

My country claims me all, claims every passion; her liberty henceforth be all my thought; for her, my life, I'd willingly resign, and say with transport that the gain was mine.

National enthusiasm is the great nursery of genius.

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Of the whole sum of human life no small part is that which consists of a man's relations to his country, and his feelings concerning it.

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Our country's welfare is our first concern, and who promotes that best, best proves his duty.

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.

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 dedicaton of a lifetime.

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.

Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it...

Stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.


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