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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Nationalism page.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel[edit]

Muammar al-Gaddafi Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. -I think that needs a fixing.

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The quote is properly attributed to Samuel Johnson on the page, and not to Muammar al-Gaddafi who is credited with stating the quote above it. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 00:30, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

why alphabetical[edit]

I would be more interested in a chronological arrangement of quotes. Ash Carol (talk) 04:30, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

quotes to remove[edit]

Quotes which do not use the term nationalism do not belong here and should be exported to other pages. Or if they are viewed to be indirectly related, should be put in a 2nd section.

  • I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever. - Albert Einstein, in a letter to Alfred Kneser (7 June 1918); Doc. 560 in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 8
  • If you think in terms of people divided up into countries, you won't follow me. The idea of countries is going by the boards. Young people are getting wonderfully uprooted and they're too strong to get sucked into this 'country' crap. - Buckminster Fuller, quoted in "The View from the Year 2000" by Barry Farrell in LIFE magazine (26 February 1971).
  • Sow but one seed of primal evil in the moral soil of a nation, it will grow to be a tree as broad as the sky,—to take fruitfulness from the earth wherein it is rooted, and to cover it instead with barrenness and gloom.- Henry Giles, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 427.

Starting to do that. Ash Carol (talk) 04:37, 14 November 2018 (UTC)