10 June 2016

"Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts, as a last resource, pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and glad to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority" – Arthur Schopenhauer

"Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions" – Arthur Schopenhauer

"Patriotism corrupts history" – Goethe

"Into the cultural and technological system of the modern world, the patriotic spirit fits like dust in the eyes and sand in the bearings. Its net contribution to the outcome is obscuration, distrust, and retardation at every point where it touches the fortunes of modern mankind" – Thorstein Veblen

"At the bottom of all patriotism is war: that is why I am no patriot" – Jules Renard

"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!" – Albert Einstein

"Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched" – Guy de Maupassant

"God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed" – Luis Buñuel


Anonymous said...

Não se confunda patriotismo com nacionalismo.

Anonymous said...

Casos igualmente notables de infame traición de la burguesía a sus propios países se dieron en 1938-1940, cuando los agresores fascistas, con la complicidad de los conocidos “pacificadores de Munich”, desencadenaron la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El pueblo francés nunca olvidará el trágico verano de 1940, cuando un puñado de despreciables cobardes y traidores –Daladier, Reynaud, Petain y otros de su calaña– entregaron Francia a los verdugos hitlerianos.

“Mejor Hitler que la victoria del Frente Popular” fue el grito cínico de los miserables gobernantes de Francia en esos días.

João Lisboa said...

"Não se confunda patriotismo com nacionalismo"

Ok, eu vou explicar isso ao Einstein, Buñuel, Maupassant, Twain, Goethe, Schopenhauer, Johnson, Bierce, Shaw, Flaubert, Brecht...

Anonymous said...

"Ok eu vou explicar isso........"

Não vale a pena eles sabem tudo !

João Lisboa said...

Então, pronto.

Anonymous said...

Isso. Todos temos os nosso leaders espirituais que pensam por nós - os simples.

João Lisboa said...