HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

April 21, 2008
Wisdom from Polonius

Patriot


Stonewall Jackson

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.


Sydney J. Harris

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.


Gilbert Keith Chesterton

My country, right or wrong” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case.


John Dryden

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.


Mark Twain

Patriot: The person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.


William Randolph Hearst

A politician will do anything to keep his job—even become a patriot.


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