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Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion,
by Adlai E. Stevenson

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

Related topics: Patriotism

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high
office like breakfast cereal -
that you can gather votes like box tops -
is,
I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

 

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted,
but now it happens to everybody.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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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

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

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
- Ho Chi Minh

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

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
- Howard Zinn

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

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

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 distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be
cured with what is right in America.
- William J. Clinton

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

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

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

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 tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

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

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

The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Whenever you choose to carry resentment and hatred,
you are shouldering an immense burden that damages
your happiness, and often your health.
Does it matter that your resentment and hatred are "justified?"
Only you suffer - not the person you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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