“Patriots always talk of dying of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.” Bertrand Russell (1872 to 1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and of Ardsalla, was a British philosopher, logician, and social reformer, founding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American… Read More
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a… Read More
“Patriotism … is the egg from which wars are hatched.” Guy de Maupassant (1850 to 1893) Guy de Maupassant, in full Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant, was a French naturalist writer of short stories and novels who is, by general agreement, considered the greatest French short-story writer.
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson (1709 to 1784) Samuel Johnson, aka Dr. Johnson, was an English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer, regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters.