All Quotes, Nationalism

30+ Nationalism Quotes

Nationalism is identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations. Nationalism is widely accepted in many countries. Nationalism can be harsh in many occasions. This is a collection of 32 quotes on nationalism and nationalism sayings.


Nationalism is just racism with a flag. - Peter Joseph
A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality. - Andrew O'Hagan
All of nationalism can be understood as a kind of collective narcissism. - Geoff Mulgan
Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism. - George Orwell
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. - Arundhati Roy
Nationalism and anti-nationalism is a matter of perception. You cannot mandate who is a nationalist and what is not. - Kapil Sibal
Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind. - Albert Einstein
Extreme nationalism objectifies and dehumanizes those from other countries. - Bryant H. McGill
Nationalism, and its chum, patriotism, encourage unedifying hyperbole. - Douglas Eaglesham Dunn
Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin. - Muammar al-Gaddafi
It is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way round. - Ernest Gellner
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill. - Richard Aldington
When you forcefully suppress religious nationalism, you radicalize it. - Reza Aslan
A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality. - Andrew O'Hagan
Nationalism is like cheap alcohol. First it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, then it kills you. - Daniel Fried
Nationalism as we know it, is the result of a form of state-sponsored branding. - Bryant H. McGill
Race, Religion, Ethnic Pride, Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people you have never met. - Doug Stanhope
The real choice we have to make is between peace and nationalism. - Orhan Pamuk
Nationalism: One of the effective ways in which the modern man escapes life's ethical problems. - Reinhold Niebuhr
It's not always clear where a healthy patriotism shades into a dangerous nationalism. - Ross Douthat
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. - George Orwell
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism. - Earl Warren
Our true nationality is mankind. - H.G. Wells
Nationalism is a central ideology for people who are trying to establish their own states in which they can play a dominant role. - Samuel P. Huntington
Nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness; it invents nations where they do not exist. - Ernest Gellner
The only religion that still demands human sacrifice is nationalism. - Kenneth E. Boulding
Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language. - Hilaire Belloc
Nationalism is cured by traveling. - Shakira
Violent nationalism, otherwise known as imperialism, is a curse. - Mahatma Gandhi
Nationalism has a way of oppressing others. - Noam Chomsky
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. - Charles de Gaulle
Nationalism is both a vital medicine and a dangerous drug. - Geoffrey Blainey
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