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James Bryce Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Patriotism

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly
to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce

Three-fourths of the mistakes a man makes are made
because he does not really know what he thinks he knows.
- James Bryce

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
- James Bryce

 

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.
It is also owed to justice and to humanity.
- James Bryce

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

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

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

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

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism,
you need to vote for a change in direction.
- Jennifer Granholm

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues
of those who are opposed to us.
- Francis John McConnell

It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life,
our courage that will win the final battle.
- Prescott Bush

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

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

If military movies were automatically successful we'd
make nothing but military movies.
But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.
- Tommy Lee Jones

Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
- Frank Knox

Patriotism.
Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
- Ambrose Bierce

But my patriotism goes for something beyond what we have.
We don't have something that I want to die for -
anymore.
- Jack Bowman

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever
outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
- Denis Diderot

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal,
which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin

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, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning,
is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform
since 11 September 2001 has to be fought -
at least by Americans -
in the name of a wise,
honourable and democratic patriotism.
- Todd Gitlin

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.
- Steve Allen

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

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


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