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Nationalism Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb


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