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I know (patriotism) exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward. - George Washington


I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson


In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, 'patriotism' is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce


Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. - Oscar Wilde


Law and Order is like patriotism, anyone who comes on strong about patriotism has got something to hide; it never fails. They always turn out to be a crook or an ass-hole or something. - Bill Mauldin


When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. (O'Flaherty, V.C.) - George Bernard Shaw


Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. - George Jean Nathan


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