"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."
"Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to."
"True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety."
"Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor."
"Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
"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."
"There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism."
"The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave."
"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."