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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. (Edward Abbey)

When people ask me where I am from I never say, 'Serbia.' I always say, 'I come from a country that no longer exists.' (Marina Abramovic)

For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live. (Theodor W. Adorno)

Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized. (Steve Allen)

Even though these are different times, right now we are particularly thinking about what is leadership, and Washington's qualities are as needed today as they were at the founding of this great nation. (Igor Babailov)

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. (Baha'u'llah)

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land. (Philip James Bailey)

You cannot deny your origins: I love Kirchner more than Matisse, although Matisse was a greater artist. That isn't to do with nationality. It's a stronger feeling. (Georg Baselitz)

An author's first duty is to let down his country. (Brendan Francis Behan)

I am so 100 percent Swedish... Someone has said a Swede is like a bottle of ketchup - nothing and nothing and then all at once - splat. I think I'm a little like that. (Ingmar Bergman)

-The Canadian
A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe. (Pierre Berton)

I'm the most Colombian of the Colombians, even though I've lived 47 years outside of Colombia. I've lived 13 years in New York, and I never did a painting about New York. I've lived in France more than 30 years, and I've never painted Paris. (Fernando Botero)

It's tricky to be such an independent person, from Canada. It doesn't matter how incredible your work is, if you're an unknown person and you're from Toronto, people's eyes glaze over immediately as soon as you introduce yourself. (Shary Boyle)

To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. (Edmund Burke)

I love my country too much to be a nationalist. (Albert Camus)

Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars. (Dale Carnegie)

It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she's something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of. (Emily Carr)

My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian. (Jim Carrey)

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? (Pablo Casals)

-to J. Alden Weir...
At some future time I shall see New York the artist's ground. I think you will create an American School. (Mary Cassatt)

Mine alone is the country of my soul. (Marc Chagall)

'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.' (G. K. Chesterton)

-on Canadian Art...
Our art will never hold a commanding position, until we are stirred by big emotions, born of our own landscape... (Arts and Letters Club)

-on Canadian painting, 1910...
At present the observation is strong, but the more immutable essence of each scene is crushed out by a foreign-begotten technique... (English critic)

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it. (Denis Diderot)

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer a country worthy of the name, but in my heart I am German - German in my soul. (Marlene Dietrich)

What constitutes American painting?... things may be in America, but it's what is in the artist that counts. What do we call 'American' outside of painting? Inventiveness, restlessness, speed, change... (Arthur Dove)

I love this country. I love my idea of this country. (Gord Downie)

He made all countries where he came his own. (John Dryden)

The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates. (Alexandre Dumas)

Of course, it is well to go abroad and see the works of the old masters, but Americans... must strike out for themselves, and only by doing this will we create a great and distinctly American art. (Thomas Eakins)

I'd love it if American kids were listening to Muslim music. (Brian Eno)

It was not the over-sensitivity of the misunderstood that made me move to Paris... Over there, I paint only Canadian subjects, I dream only of Canada. The motif remains fixed in my mind, and I don't allow myself to be captivated by the charms of a new landscape. In Switzerland, Scandinavia - everywhere, I recall my French Canada. (Clarence Gagnon)

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be. (Mahatma Gandhi)

This is my country; that is your country: these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal-minded the whole world is a family. (Virchand Gandhi)

There is no patriotic art and no patriotic science. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The virtue of Yankee upbringing, spiritually speaking, is of more downright value to me than any past heritages. (Marsden Hartley)

If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it. (Bob Hope)

-report on the Group of Seven, 1919...
The artistic survey of Canada is in its beginning, and is undertaken entirely at the artists' own expense. The great purpose of landscape art is to make us at home in our own country. (The Daily Intelligencer)

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism! (David Starr Jordan)

India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model. (Abdul Kalam)

I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful. (Anish Kapoor)

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy. (Louis Kronenberger)

No, I'm not a French designer either. I'm from nowhere. I'm a European, old European is all I am. (Karl Lagerfeld)

I adore America. It's an extraordinary country. A new country. (Yves Saint Laurent)

I feel most at home in the United States, not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country, but because no one really belongs there any more than I do. (Wyndham Lewis)

In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent. (Norman Mailer)

Every time I get totally discouraged with this country, I remind myself, 'No, the fact is that finally we can really say what we think, and some extraordinary things have come out of that. (Norman Mailer)

I can't live for more than four years outside of Canada. I'm Canadian, so ultimately that is my reference point. (Yann Martel)

I am a Canadian. Canada and especially Quebec are the first places I paint. (Henri Leopold Masson)

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain. (George McGovern)

America is the only country ever founded on the printed word. (Marshall McLuhan)

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. (Marshall McLuhan)

Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it. (H. L. Mencken)

Rome is not outside me, but inside me... Her feverish sweetness, her tragic countryside, her own beauty and harmony, all these are mine, for my thought and my work. (Amedeo Modigliani)

If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German - and to the shame of the German nation. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf. (Lewis Mumford)

When you are drowning, you lose your nationality, don't you? (Jack Nichols, war artist)

I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two. (Oscar Niemeyer)

One cannot be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we're all in it together and everybody's got a shot at opportunity. Americans know this. We know that government can't solve all our problems - and we don't want it to. But we also know that there are some things we can't do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together. (Barack Obama)

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America. (Barack Obama)

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism. (George Orwell)

The reason these paintings are destined for New York is not because I am disappointed about a lack of German interest, but because MoMA asked me, and because I consider it to be the best museum in the world. (Gerhard Richter)

It made me feel good to know that we had such a great country like Canada where even a poor Indian from the Red Pheasant reserve could make it to the top. (Allen Sapp)

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right. (Carl Schurz)

If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one. (William Shenstone)

The American Dream is turning into a nightmare with gross implications for the morning after. (Lynda Gaelyn Smith)

But every piece of earth, where an Icelander is buried, appeals to my feeling of kinship. I understand why our homeland is dearest to us: Every luck and misfortune that your kin suffered, is recapitulated by every grassy slope, every beach, every ford; And it is as if the stony hills give you strength, wherever a trial of valour was made; and it is as if the earth of your mothers and fathers is related to you. (Stephan G. Stephansson)

Do not set out to make Mexican art, or American, Chinese, or Russian art. Think in terms of universality. (Rufino Tamayo)

There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exiting thought would be that it is a deed of a Serb. (Nikola Tesla)

-in a letter to a Polish journalist, Sept. 1895...
By patriotism is meant, not only spontaneous, instinctive love for one's own nation, and preference for it above all other nations, but also the belief that such love and preference are good and useful. (Leo Tolstoy)

-in 1893...
Some day some of you will become painters, and a few of you will do distinguished work, and then the American public will turn you down for second and third rate French painters. (John H. Twachtman)

-A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court...
The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. (Mark Twain)

Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound. (Voltaire)

HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity. (Alice Walker)

-collector of traditional masterpieces...
My main purpose for the collection is to get young people today thinking about America - what it was, what it stands for - and to realize that each one of us, by virtue of being American, is a part of American history. (Jack Warner)

I will never leave China, unless I am forced to. Because China is mine. I will not leave something that belongs to me in the hands of people I do not trust. (Ai Weiwei)

In my heart, I'm an Alabaman who went up north to work. (Edward O. Wilson)

What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? (Lin Yutang)