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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

It's essential to distinguish between events that are
really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.
- Barbara Sher

Once you hear the details of victory,
it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher,
as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms
he may think undeservedly severe.
- Charles Babbage

I try to distinguish my characters from each other.
- Lucy Liu

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons,
madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

As adults feign disinterest in science -
children can grab hold of it to distinguish themselves.
- Norman Macleod

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric
field and thus giving them a certain velocity,
it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral,
stationary atoms.
- Johannes Stark

Every man's life ends the same way.
It is only the details of how he lived and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.
- Ernest Hemingway

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish
between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
- Ezra Pound

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

I used to distinguish between my fiction and nonfiction
in terms of superiority or inferiority.
- Peter Matthiessen

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the
different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.
- Mortimer Adler

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because
it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
- Diogenes of Sinope

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills,
everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between
being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.
- Daniel Goleman

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day


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