Sabtu, 9 Mei 2009


Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Misalliance"
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan (1882 - 1958)
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
George S. Patton (1885 - 1945), (attributed)
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
Homer (800 BC - 700 BC), The Iliad
The single best augury is to fight for one's country.
Homer (800 BC - 700 BC), The Iliad
Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
John Adams (1735 - 1826), Letter to Benjamin Rush, 18 April 1808
And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country!
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719), "Cato", Act 4, Scene 4, 1713
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776), last words, 22 September 1776 (attributed)
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Journals, 1824
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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