"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
"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."
"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."
"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?"
"Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."
"I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world."
"The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism."
"Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles."
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
"To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography."
"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race."
"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."
"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched."
"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."
"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
"Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may."
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
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