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It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me. ...
by Ho Chi Minh

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
- Ho Chi Minh

Related topics: Patriotism

But by reading them again and again finally I was able
to grasp the essential part.
What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me!
I wept for joy.
- Ho Chi Minh

When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.
- Ho Chi Minh

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood
by both the young and the old,
by men as well as women, even by children.
- Ho Chi Minh

 

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
- Ho Chi Minh

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine
and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
- Ho Chi Minh

You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours,
and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
- Ho Chi Minh

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Love other human beings as you would love yourself.
- Ho Chi Minh

I've never heard of any president being so close to his people.
- Ho Chi Minh

You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours.
But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.
- Ho Chi Minh

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence,
freedom and peace.
But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up,
united as one man.
- Ho Chi Minh

I only follow one party: the Vietnamese party.
- Ho Chi Minh

The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been
to heal the wounds that exist,
particularly among our veterans, and to move forward
with a positive relationship,...
Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't
want to do that and that's their decision.
- Ho Chi Minh

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first;
nationalism,
when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

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

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag,
but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
- James Bryce

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.
- Leo Tolstoy

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts.
- Mick Jagger

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

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

I realize that patriotism is not enough.
I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell

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

It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country.
- Alfred Adler

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

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

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
- Diogenes

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

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

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

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.
- Arthur C. Clarke

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

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

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene V. Debs

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's
most cherished patriotic observances.
The spirit of this day has not changed -
it remains a day to honor those who died defending
our freedom and democracy.
- Doc Hastings

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

I define nothing.
Not beauty, not patriotism.
I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
- Bob Dylan

I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community.
- Chrissie Hynde

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity,
which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts
a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
- Rebecca H. Davis

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

Patriotism is the religion of hell.
- James Branch Cabell

Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive,
it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the
real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
- Steve Allen

There's intense national feeling in America that could be called patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists:
his attitude toward language.
- Joseph Brodsky

Heroism on command, senseless violence,
and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -
how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow
the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
- George Galloway

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred,
and always stronger than internationalism.
- George Orwell


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