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Richard Aldington Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Patriotism

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

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

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

 

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 don't think nationalism is alone holding the field;
it's in contention with a lot of different things.
- Peter Singer

The times of Arab nationalism and unity are gone forever.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

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On the contrary.
Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name,
that nations do exist.
It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does.
- Christian Lous Lange

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell

The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was
not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
- Margaret Atwood

The drive toward economic nationalism is only part
of the general revival of nationalism.
- Arthur Henderson

War springs from the love and loyalty which should
be offered to God being applied to some God substitute,
one of the most dangerous being nationalism.
- Robert Runcie

Corporate nationalism to me is a little bit like what
would have happened if Hitler had won.
It's scary stuff.
It's totalitarianism in a different from,
under a different flavour.
- Lance Henriksen

The papacy again, representing the traditional unity
of European civilization,
has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
- Irving Babbitt

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism.
This is still spreading, affecting new communities,
more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
- Emily Greene Balch

To realize that new world we must prefer the values
of freedom and equality above all other values -
above personal wealth,
technical power and nationalism.
- Herbert Read

Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of
radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Jack Schwartz

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz

Every major question in history is a religious question.
It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc

There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
- Michael Ignatieff

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a
kind of aggressive complacency,
that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity,
I think, of a lack of confidence.
- Douglas Dunn

In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism
in most cases and still fighting so called Reds.
- Tom Metzger

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies -
consisting of such and such a nation,
is a novelty, not above three centuries old,
although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
- John Nelson Darby

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear,
and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic,
tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
- Bell Hooks

But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel,
which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere.
It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism,
fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort.
- Amos Oz

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,
it is that no official, high or petty,
can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion,
or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson

Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions,
three nations and those "others".
Nationalism is strong in all three nations;
in two of them there are a lot of racism,
chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to
make a state out of that.
- Alija Izetbegovic

The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment,
the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United
Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control
the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.
- Christopher Dawson

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism,
and the killing took place because of these emotions.
But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder,
like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and
I believe should be made,
between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life,
and nationalism, which is the insistence that your
way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
- Todd Gitlin

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today
in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.
The challenge that is already with us is the temptation
to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
- Pope John Paul II

I believe that nationalism is a very strong force,
but there are other forces operating;
there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture,
especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.
- Peter Singer

Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world,
a new world is in the making.
It is literally true that old things are passing away;
all things may become new,
granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
- John Raleigh Mott

Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.
- John Lithgow

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

Hiphop has remained in an infantile stage and has not been allowed to grow.
- Slick Rick

Many a trace, and many a germ of this infantile disease,
to which without a doubt, I also am a victim,
has been chased away by your brochure,
or will yet be eradicated by it.
- Herman Gorter

I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.
- Robert Wyatt

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit
that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the
barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that
the universe was made for me to suck.
- Aleister Crowley

Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror
where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat.
It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story.
That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed.
It's silly.
- Sergio Aragones

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and,
always discontented with what he has,
loves only what he has not.
People complain of the despotism of princes;
they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
- Joseph de Maistre

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full
play but failed because these wishes are too primitive,
too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to
be satisfied even by the greatest license.
- John Desmond Bernal

Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book.
Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile
fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is
and every problem can be solved with violence.
- Bill Maher

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang,
to do drugs...
we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.
- Snoop Dogg

Can they do both? That's a huge balance,
I think, with kids- trying to find the right-
it's everything,
you know, it's social life, it's academics,
it's sports.
- Joan Cusack

I have a great respect for the academics who are working
with the source material.
My hat's off to them.
- Terri Windling

I soon discovered, after I became chairman of the NEH,
that, for a number of academics, the truth was not merely irrelevant -
it no longer existed.
- Lynne Cheney

Academics love to make theories about a body of work,
but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world.
- Jeanette Winterson

I think it's really unfortunate that academics have
been sidelined in most important policy debates.
- Juan Cole

In those days I was terrible at athletics and never made a team,
but quite easily led my class in academics.
- William Standish Knowles

I have always been a firm believer in participation so there were no cuts.
We practiced three times a week but if a student had an academic conflict,
academics took priority.
- Tony Brown

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is,
ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
- Thomas Sowell

Academics act like they are important,
but when something is academic it is meaningless.
People say, 'It's academic, now let's get work done.'
- Evan Sayet

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
- Ron Chernow

There is a whole school of Canadian academics,
media personalities, and politicians whose definition
of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States.
- Preston Manning

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an
important force in the early groups of volunteers.
They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling,
whereas very few workers had left British shores.
- Bill Alexander

Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports
programs in helping to develop a campus life and in
contributing to the overall success of a college or university.
Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university
has are the front page of that university.
- James E. Rogers

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached
from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak
for the poor and dispossessed,
Democrats have increasingly become the party of an
upper-middle-class professional elite,
top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
- Camille Paglia

I think academics are infuriating.
For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one
to cancel his theory out.
It drives you up the wall.
I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy.
- Joseph Fiennes

I served the famous professors and scholars,
and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them.
Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were
at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
- Sun Myung Moon

Money is kind of a base subject.
Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything
yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's
a subject below their social standing.
- Robert Kiyosaki

You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want
to be in anything in life -
whether it's sports or academics or your relationship.
It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill,
that excitement.
- Brandi Chastain


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