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It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans.

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!
You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
My country, always wrong.
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.
I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.
How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil ad steady dedication of a lifetime.