A Quote by Banksy on patriotism, separatism, and flags

People who enjoy waving flags don't deserve to have one.


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A Quote by Albert Einstein on military, war, patriotism, nationalism, heroism, violence, and hypocrisy

The worst outcrop of herd life [is] the military system, which I abhor.  That a man can take pleasure in marching in fours to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him.  He has only been given his big brain by mistake; unprotected spinal marrow was all he needed.  This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed.  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!  How vile and despicable war seems to me!  I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 10 (The World As I See It)

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A Quote by unknown on patriotism

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.



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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on patriotism and citizen

"I am a citizen of the world first, and of this country at a later and more convenient hour."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Bill Maher on patriotism

Just saying you're patriotic is like saying you have a big cock. If you have to say it, chances are it's probably not true.

Bill Maher

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A Quote by Mark Twain on patriotism

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.  

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on president, criticism, patriotism, and morality

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Raphie on george orwell, marie antoinette, patriotism, opportunity, bearing arms, nero, rome, and first amendment

He was armed with nought but a fiery pen and the passion of his conviction that we , ALL OF US, can be better than to blindly and silently stand by as this country, this country that he loved, incrementalized itself moment by moment toward George Orwell's State of perpetual War, Nero's Rome and Marie Antoinette's Paris.

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Malcolm X on patriotism

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)

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A Quote by Herman Goering on sheep, pacifists, patriotism, and leaders

...the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger.

Herman Goering

Source: Nuremberg Trials, April 18, 1946

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