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I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage. That is all true. But it is only fair, too, to let them know that the garments of the deity are filthy and that some of her influences debase and befoul a people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Monty: You see I don't, I don't work with any exact boundaries of the law because I wasn't consulted when the god damn laws were made. No, instead nameless, faceless politicians, the so called protectors of the moral majority decide what is right and what is wrong. I mean come on. I govern my life around my own personal code of ethics, and I suggest that you do the same. That way if, within the constructs of my own morality, I were to do something that is considered illegal, so be it. I feel no guilt whatsoever and furthermore, if I were to buckle under the social weight of the system by adhering to laws that I do not truly believe in then I would be extinguishing the very fire of patriotism and individuality. So in sense, by having sex with Natasha, I'd be preserving the rights our four fathers fought and died for, right.More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.More [12/25/2007 12:12:00]
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us.More [03/04/2008 12:03:00]
Carroll Commission Spokesman:
Ladies and gentlemen, you have been invited here today for the official announcement of the inquiry into the death of Senator Charles Carroll. This is an announcement, not a press conference. Therefore, there will be no questions. A complete transcript of the investigation is being prepared for publication on March 1st. At that time, the committee will hold a full-scale press conference. After nearly four months of investigation, followed by nine weeks of hearings, it is the conclusion of this committee that Senator Carroll was assassinated by Thomas Richard Linden. It is our further conclusion that he acted entirely alone, motivated by a sense of patriotism and a psychotic desire for public recognition. The committee wishes to emphasize that there is no evidence of any wider conspiracy; no evidence whatsoever. It's our hope that this will put an end to the kind of irresponsible and exploitive speculation conducted by the press in recent months, as I've said in the complete text of the hearings, which provides the bases for the committee's findings which will be published on March 1st. When you've had a chance to examine the evidence, you'll have every opportunity to ask those questions which remain unanswered, if they are any. That is all. Thank you.

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J.H. Kilbourne:
You know what she wants to do with that land, Mr. Harper? She wants to turn it into a Goddam sanctuary for birds!



Lew Harper:
I think that's kind of sweet.



J.H. Kilbourne:
Well now, look, I'm all for saving wildlife like the next fella, but we gotta think about America's future. Energy sources just aren't that easy to come by.



Lew Harper:
Aha! Did you come to that conclusion out of patriotism or just greed?



J.H. Kilbourne:
[after a pause] Little of both, Mr Harper, - like most men of wealth.

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Steve Trevor:
My assignment is a logical military alternative and a patriotic necessity.



Diana Prince:
To quote Dr. Samuel Johnson: Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.


[Etta gets a wide-eyed look of shock]



Steve Trevor:
Yeoman Prince!



Diana Prince:
[angrily] Yes sir!



Steve Trevor:
Dismissed!



Diana Prince:
Aye aye, sir!


[angrily leaves]



Steve Trevor:
Etta!


[Etta jumps and looks at Steve scared]



Steve Trevor:
This is confidential.



Etta Candy:
Oh, yes sir! Absolutely!


[Etta leaves the office desperately]

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Fozzie:
[after singing "America the Beautiful"] Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear.

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Peter Bradford:
Damn, I'm so tired of this "I'm an American" bull! Where was all that patriotism when it counted? Where was that willingness to sacrifice? Nobody wanted to join the damn army to defend the country unless they got paid well! Nobody wanted to give any time to public service unless they could make a career out of it! And I didn't notice a lot of us giving up our lives in the last 10 years!

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Steve Austin:
[angry] Oh, you never let go, do you Oscar?



Oscar Goldman:
It's hard when patriotism runs in your blood.



Steve Austin:
[more angry] You don't think that kind of patriotism runs through my veins? Didn't I give enough? Two legs, and arm and an eye?



Oscar Goldman:
The best we ever had.



Steve Austin:
Thanks alot. The answer is still no.

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[Aliens are attacking Earth]



Captain Zapp Brannigan:
Since this is an emergency, all robots will now have their patriotism circuits activated.


[He engages Bender's circuit]



Bender:
It is every robot's duty to give his life for the good of humanity...


[circuit deactivates]



Bender:
- Aw, crap!

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Harvey Lipschultz:
[on what patriotism means to him] Oh, many things. But mostly, it means bombs. As an American, I'm proud to be bombing that terrorist country. You knock down two of our skyscrapers, and we bomb you. Simple.

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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!More [07/07/2011 04:07:25]
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.More [07/07/2011 05:07:42]
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!More [07/16/2011 05:07:24]
In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.More [07/26/2011 06:07:10]
If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common.More [08/10/2011 01:08:59]
The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.More [09/01/2011 07:09:53]
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.More [09/14/2011 06:09:05]
The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?More [09/21/2011 05:09:31]
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.More [12/31/2011 03:12:00]
Lew Harper: Did you come to that decision out of patriotism or greed?
J.H. Kilbourne: A little of both Mr Hogan, like most men of wealth.More [11/21/2012 01:11:11]
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.More [12/12/2012 07:12:38]
1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.More [09/17/2013 06:09:40]
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor - and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am delighted with the strong vote I have received. My message of positive leadership, patriotism and commitment clearly was resonating with tens of thousands of ordinary Irish people.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
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.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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