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'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'My mother drunk or sober'.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

An author's first duty is to let down his country.
Brendan Behan (1923-1964)

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Patriotism is the veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)

Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of.
Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)

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