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Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

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Our country--whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or
however otherwise bounded or described, and be the read more

Our country--whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or
however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements
more or less;--still our country, to be cherished in all our
hearts, and to be defended by all our hands.

by Robert C. Winthrop Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.

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"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would
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"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would
think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying,
"My mother, drunk or sober."

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Is it an offence, is it a mistake, is it a crime to take a
hopeful view of the read more

Is it an offence, is it a mistake, is it a crime to take a
hopeful view of the prospects of your own country? Why should it
be? Why should patriotism and pessimism be identical? Hope is
the mainspring of patriotism.

by David Lloyd George Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we read more

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

by Aldous Huxley Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out
of the human race.

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

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To preserve the life of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the
father of his country.
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To preserve the life of citizens, is the greatest virtue in the
father of his country.
[Lat., Servare cives, major est virtus patriae patri.]

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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield
and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all read more

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield
and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over
this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when
again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of
our nature.

by Abraham Lincoln Found in: Patriotism Quotes,
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