35 Top Nationalism Quotes


Nationalism is a political, social, and economic ideology and movement characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining the nation’s sovereignty (self-governance) over its homeland. So Here are the most inspirational nationalism Quotes and these famous quotes are taken from the famous leaders and authors. So a list of famous nationalism quotes are in the following:

Top Nationalism Quotes

1. “Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.”  –  Albert Einstein

2. “Our true nationality is mankind.”  –  H.G. Wells

3. “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire

4. There’s a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries. –  Michael Ignatieff

5. “Nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness: it invents nations where they do not exist.”  – Ernest Gellner

6. “Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche

7. “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”  – Arthur Schopenhauer

8. “When societies go backward and slide into authoritarianism, nationalism, and tribalism, machismo and sexism are also emboldened.” – Elif Safak

9. “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens ” – Adolf Hitler

10. “I’m happiest with people who’ve gotten furthest from traditional ideas of nationalism.” William Gibson

11. “But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either my country, right or wrong, which is infamous or my country is always right, which is imbecile.”  – Patrick O’Brian,

12. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”  – Ronald Reagan

14. “So it is the human condition that to wish for the greatness of one’s fatherland is to wish evil to one’s neighbors. The citizen of the universe would be the man who wishes his country never to be either greater or smaller, richer or poorer.”  – Voltaire,

15. “I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.”  – Albert Camus

16. “We are very defensive, and therefore aggressive, when we hold on to a particular belief, dogmas, or when we worship our particular nationality, with the rag that is called the flag.”  –  Jiddu Krishnamurti

17. “Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious”  – Oscar Wilde

18. “The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

19. “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”  – William Golding

20. “If one harbors anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissible.”  – George Orwell

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

22. “Nationalism always preserved this initial intimate loyalty to the government and never quite lost its function of preserving a precarious balance between nation and state on one hand, between the nationals of an atomized society on the other. Native citizens of a nation-state frequently looked down upon naturalized citizens, those who had received their rights by law and not by birth, from the state and not from the nation….” –  Hannah Arendt

23. “Our country, our people, and our laws have to be our top priority.” – Donald Trump 

24. “No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind”  –  Karl Marx

25. “Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.” – Muammar al-Gaddafi

26. “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

27. “I’m supportive of practical nationalism, like the kind we need in Canada to avoid being absorbed into a much larger country. The kind of nationalism I despise as destructive and infantile is really just tribalism writ large.” – Steven Heighton

28. “I don’t think nationalism is alone holding the field; it’s in contention with a lot of different things.” – Peter Singer

29. “Nationalism and ethnic pride, in the long run, delay human development, and the misery they cause must be recognized. If enough people saw that , maybe we wouldn’t have so many wars.” –  Harvey Pekar

30. “National hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.”  –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

31. “A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality.” – Andrew O’Hagan

32. “Whereas nationalism still seeks power, honor, and glory through means that endanger other countries, patriotism knows that a country’s strength and honor can only be permanently safeguarded through concourse with other countries. And whereas nationalism scoffs at the idea of international laws and regulations, patriotism seeks to create such.” – Ellen Key

33. “The West will have to choose: either to come to terms with Russians, or to receive a retaliatory blow. This retaliatory blow will not be by means of war. We will resort to the same weapon: nationalism.” – Vladimir Zhirinovsky

34. “All of nationalism can be understood as a kind of collective narcissism.” – Geoff Mulgan

35. “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