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Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination.

The age of virtuous politics is past, and we are deep in that of cold pretence. - Patriots are grown too shrewd to be sincere, and we too wise to trust them.

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.

The love of country produces good manners; and good manners, love of country. - The less we satisfy our individual passions, the more we leave to our general.

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

The noblest motive is the public good.

The patriot's boast, where'er we roam, his first, best country ever is at home

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

There are not wanting men so weak as to suppose that their approbation of warlike measures is a proof of personal gallantry, and that opposition to them indicates a want of spirit which becomes a friend of his country; as if it required more courage and patriotism to join in the acclamation of the day, than steadily to oppose one's self to the mad infatuation to which every people and all governments have, at some time or other, given way. See quote detail

There can be no affinity nearer than our country.

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.

When was public virtue to be found where private was not? Can he love the whole who loves no part? He be a nation's friend, who is, in truth, the friend of no man there? Who slights the charities for whose dear sake, that country, if at all, must be beloved?

Whene'er our country calls, friends, sons, and sires should yield their treasure up, nor own a sense beyond the public safety.

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.


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