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Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of
by Adlai Stevenson

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

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
- Adlai Stevenson

I will make a bargain with the Republicans.
If they will stop telling lies about Democrats,
we will stop telling the truth about them.
- Adlai Stevenson

 

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.
- Adlai Stevenson

The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform,
advised by a has been staff.
- Adlai Stevenson

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There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
- Adlai Stevenson

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing
commercial as our litany,
are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible
vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
- Adlai Stevenson

We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for
all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals
than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country.
Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
- Adlai Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate,
to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than
a second car and another television set.
- Adlai Stevenson

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut,
sent up as assistant to a series of computers,
found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they.
Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
- Adlai Stevenson

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has
a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious
spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
- Bruno Bauer

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
- Jonathan Mayhew

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

My films are always concerned with family,
friendship, honor, and patriotism.
- John Woo

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism,
is easy to misuse for political purposes.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still
the beaten road to power and tyranny.
- David Hume

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

Love and business and family and religion and art and
patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic
ceremonies are voluntary...
is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of
our institutions to free minds.
- Robert Jackson

True patriotism isn't cheap.
It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.
- Robert Reich

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty,
to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism,
without home, who has found his people everywhere.
- Chaim Potok


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