Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. -- General Charles De Gaulle
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government. -- Edward Abbey (1927-1989)
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
I love my country too much to be a nationalist. -- Albert Camus
'My country, right or wrong', is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober.' -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton