Patriotism

It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism.

I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez - writers I like, painters and artists I admire.

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

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

Affirming belief that America is an exceptional nation has become a test of patriotism in American politics.

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