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Richard Aldington Quotes

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Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
- Richard Aldington

Related topics: Patriotism

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
- Albert Einstein

I distinguish, between nationalism and patriotism.
- Michael Ignatieff

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke


 

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first;
nationalism,
when hate for people other than your own comes first.
- Charles de Gaulle

The papacy again, representing the traditional unity
of European civilization,
has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
- Irving Babbitt

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz


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The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was
not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?'
- Margaret Atwood

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a
kind of aggressive complacency,
that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity,
I think, of a lack of confidence.
- Douglas Dunn

War springs from the love and loyalty which should
be offered to God being applied to some God substitute,
one of the most dangerous being nationalism.
- Robert Runcie

Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

Every major question in history is a religious question.
It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc

I also argued before the war that the administration
was underestimating Arab nationalism and Iraqi nationalism,
that it was not going to be as easy to rule Iraq as they thought.
- Juan Cole

There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
- Michael Ignatieff

Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of
radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Jack Schwartz

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism.
This is still spreading, affecting new communities,
more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
- Emily Greene Balch

To realize that new world we must prefer the values
of freedom and equality above all other values -
above personal wealth,
technical power and nationalism.
- Herbert Read

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism
in most cases and still fighting so called Reds.
- Tom Metzger

The times of Arab nationalism and unity are gone forever.
- Muammar al-Gaddafi

I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field;
it's in contention with a lot of different things.
- Peter Singer

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship,
the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and
the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson

Corporate nationalism to me is a little bit like what
would have happened if Hitler had won.
It's scary stuff.
It's totalitarianism in a different from,
under a different flavour.
- Lance Henriksen

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell

On the contrary.
Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name,
that nations do exist.
It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does.
- Christian Lous Lange

The drive toward economic nationalism is only part
of the general revival of nationalism.
- Arthur Henderson

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment,
the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United
Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control
the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.
- Christopher Dawson

I believe that nationalism is a very strong force,
but there are other forces operating;
there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture,
especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real.
- Peter Singer

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies -
consisting of such and such a nation,
is a novelty, not above three centuries old,
although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
- John Nelson Darby

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism,
and the killing took place because of these emotions.
But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder,
like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel,
which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere.
It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism,
fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort.
- Amos Oz

There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and
I believe should be made,
between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life,
and nationalism, which is the insistence that your
way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
- Todd Gitlin

Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world,
a new world is in the making.
It is literally true that old things are passing away;
all things may become new,
granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
- John Raleigh Mott

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear,
and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic,
tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
- Bell Hooks

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,
it is that no official, high or petty,
can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion,
or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson

I do not believe that the values which the Western
democracies consider essential to civilization can
survive in a world rent by the international anarchy
of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today
in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one.
The challenge that is already with us is the temptation
to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
- Pope John Paul II

Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions,
three nations and those "others".
Nationalism is strong in all three nations;
in two of them there are a lot of racism,
chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to
make a state out of that.
- Alija Izetbegovic

I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.
- Robert Wyatt

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that
the universe was made for me to suck.
- Aleister Crowley

Many a trace, and many a germ of this infantile disease,
to which without a doubt, I also am a victim,
has been chased away by your brochure,
or will yet be eradicated by it.
- Herman Gorter

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit
that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the
barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.
- John Lithgow

Hiphop has remained in an infantile stage and has not been allowed to grow.
- Slick Rick

Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book.
Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile
fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is
and every problem can be solved with violence.
- Bill Maher

Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and,
always discontented with what he has,
loves only what he has not.
People complain of the despotism of princes;
they ought to complain of the despotism of man.
- Joseph de Maistre

Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full
play but failed because these wishes are too primitive,
too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to
be satisfied even by the greatest license.
- John Desmond Bernal

Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror
where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat.
It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story.
That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed.
It's silly.
- Sergio Aragones

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar


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