Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr.
Quotes regarding nationalism.
- Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
- Nationalism is defined simply as: what makes you allowed to criticize your country when you have never done anything for it?
- Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. "Patriotism" is its cult.
- Erich Fromm, The Sane Society (1955)
- Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
- Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- Nationalism ... is like cheap alcohol. First it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, then it kills you.
- Dan Fried, US diplomat (Jan 07)
- Our hearts where they rocked our cradle
Our love where we spent our toil,
And our faith, and our hope, and our honor,
We pledge to our native soil.
God gave all men all earth to love
But since our hearts are small
Ordained for each one spot should prove
Beloved over all.