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Some Interesting Quotations about Patriotism [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-11-16 20:53:29 |Display all floors
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."  ~Abraham Lincoln

Honestly, I like the way you say it more than what you say, Mr. President.

"Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.  It is also owed to justice and to humanity.  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. " ~James Bryce

This is my favorite one. I like what the guy says more than how he says it.

"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. " ~George Bernard Shaw

Agree 100%. But for a forum like CD we have to have that to boom it.

"atriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. " ~Bertrand Russell

But we have to look at its bright side. It makes the world not so quiet, hence not so boring, to live in.

"Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. " ~Seneca

Who is the Seneca? I bet he comes from a small country.

"What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?"  ~Lin Yutang

Hmmm... I love Chinese food.

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world. " ~Socrates

Hat off! Socrates, you were perhaps the first qualified citizen of the world.

"atriotism, the virtue of the vicious. " ~Oscar Wilde

How dare you say that! You…

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Post time 2004-11-16 22:30:07 |Display all floors

i think this seneca was either a greek or roman ...

sorry, forgot some of my classical history.  but this seneca was either from ancient greece or from rome during the empire days.  in either case, not a small country in terms of greatness.


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Post time 2004-11-16 22:38:40 |Display all floors

Let me expand your thread

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Post time 2004-11-17 10:02:00 |Display all floors

"Patriotism, the virtue of the vicious. " ~Oscar Wilde

Suitable excuse for some invaders, such as :::;;:;;;;;;;;;;

Samuel Johnson:
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Same ,,same,,

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Post time 2004-11-17 13:03:39 |Display all floors


The above quote by Oscar Wild was said to and of his own country and his own people, when the Great Britain was at its height and an invader to quite a number of countries all over the world, including our country China.

I think so was the Samuel Johnson quote, though about whom I know little except having read a bit one of his essays titled The Pyramids.

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Post time 2004-11-17 13:13:15 |Display all floors


thanks for your correction.

about Seneca, I got something through google. Here it is:

Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) 5 BC - 65 AD;
Roman dramatist, Stoic philosopher, & politician; suicide

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Post time 2004-11-17 13:16:50 |Display all floors

Lau Guam Kim:

Thanks for your expanding the thread, showing us another side of patriotism.

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