• Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    ~ Samuel Johnson, April 7, 1775.
  • The patriot in me is brought out fastest by Indian origin folks holding foreign passports dissing Indian 'inefficiency'.
    ~ Gul Panang, on NRIs
  • It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
    ~ Voltaire
  • Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
    ~ Charles de Gaulle
  • If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
    ~ Hamilton Fish
  • Patriotism, the virtue of the vicious.
    ~ Oscar Wilde
  • Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
    ~ Richard Aldington
  • 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 stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
    ~ George Meredith
  • I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.
    ~ Socrates