„Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values.“
11 November 2018, French>English translation reported by CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/11/politics/donald-trump-armistice-day-paris/index.html
— Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Speech to the American Legion convention, New York City (27 August 1952); as quoted in "Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism" in Lend Me Your Ears : Great Speeches In History (2004) by William Safire, p. 79 - 80
Kontext: We talk a great deal about patriotism. 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 which will enable America to remain master of her power — to walk with it in serenity and wisdom, with self-respect and the respect of all mankind; a patriotism that puts country ahead of self; a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. The dedication of a lifetime — these are words that are easy to utter, but this is a mighty assignment. For it is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
„What people do with their leisure tells us a great deal about the nature of a society, what its values really are, for example, as opposed to what its members say its values are.“
— Jack McDevitt, buch Infinity Beach
Quelle: Infinity Beach (2000), Chapter 32 (p. 476)
— Moses I. Finley American historian 1912 - 1986
Quelle: Democracy Ancient And Modern (Second Edition) (1985), Chapter 3, Democracy, Consensus and National Interest, p. 76
„Our attachments are our temple, what we worship, no? What we give ourselves to, what we invest with faith…. Attachments are of great seriousness. Choose your attachments carefully. Choose your temple of fanaticism with great care.“
— David Foster Wallace, buch Unendlicher Spaß
Quelle: Infinite Jest
„Politics is ultimately subservient to the interests of the nation. If we give up all thoughts of a nation’s basic identity, history, culture and traditions, of what use is that politics?“
— Deendayal Upadhyaya RSS thinker and co-founder of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh 1916 - 1968
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Quoted from Talreja, K. M. (2000). Holy Vedas and holy Bible: A comparative study. New Delhi: Rashtriya Chetana Sangathan.
— Billy Bragg English singer-songwriter and left-wing political activist 1957
Spoken during an interview on CBC Radio One on the 17th of November 2006.
„In the great fulfillment we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation.“
— Warren G. Harding American politician, 29th president of the United States (in office from 1921 to 1923) 1865 - 1923
Address to the 1916 Republican convention.
„The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.“
— Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
"Purely Personal Prejudices" http://books.google.com/books?id=DLcEAQAAIAAJ&q=%22The+difference+between+patriotism+and+nationalism++is+that+the+patriot+is+proud+of+his+country+for+what+it+does+and+the+nationalist+is+proud+of+his+country+no+matter+what+it+does+the+first+attitude+creates+a+feeling+of+responsibility+but+the+second+a+feeling+of+blind+arrogance+that+leads+to+war%22&pg=PA228#v=onepage
Strictly Personal (1953)
„Life's too short to care about what other people think. Besides, they should accept us for who we are“
— Jeannette Walls, buch The Glass Castle
Quelle: The Glass Castle
„Moral injury is present when
(1) there has been a betrayal of what's right
(2) by someone who holds legitimate authority
(3) in a high-stakes situation.“
— Jonathan Shay American psychiatrist 1941
Quelle: "Casualties" (2011), p. 183
„It's our insides that make us who we are, that allow us to dream and wonder and feel for others. That's what's essential. That's what will always make the biggest difference in our world.“
— Fred Rogers American television personality 1928 - 2003
Commencement Address at Middlebury College May, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20030906163501/http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/pubaff/general_info/addresses/Fred_Rogers_2001.htm
„The first and most necessary topic in philosophy is that of the use of moral theorems, such as, "We ought not to lie;" the second is that of demonstrations, such as, "What is the origin of our obligation not to lie;" the third gives strength and articulation to the other two, such as, "What is the origin of this is a demonstration." For what is demonstration? What is consequence? What contradiction? What truth? What falsehood? The third topic, then, is necessary on the account of the second, and the second on the account of the first. But the most necessary, and that whereon we ought to rest, is the first. But we act just on the contrary. For we spend all our time on the third topic, and employ all our diligence about that, and entirely neglect the first.“
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
The Enchiridion (c. 135)
„A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.“
— Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
"Preface, 4th Five Year Plan" http://planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/fiveyr/4th/4ppre.htm, Government of India Planning Commission (July 18, 1970).
— Paulo Coelho, buch Like the Flowing River
Quelle: Like the Flowing River
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book IV
„Is the time for Scotland to assume our obligations and responsibilities to help mould the world around us. This must be an era of renewed Scottish internationalism - both as a tribute to the past and a statement of who we are today. It is not just that we are a nation interested in Europe, but rather that it is fundamentally in our national interest that we understand what it is to be European.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
Scottish Government's relationship with Europe (July 11, 2007)
„We erased a problem by not trying to erase the problem, by saying, "This is in the nature of what we do." It's really weird that it could be that simple.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
Collective Ownership of Code and Text
— William James, Is Life Worth Living?
"Is Life Worth Living?"
1890s, The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy (1897)
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965