Quotes of Chauvinism

“ I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ A nation is a body of people who have done great things together. ”

- Ernest Renan

“ What makes a nation great is not primarily its great men, but the stature of its innumerable mediocre ones. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow. ”

- James Joyce

“ I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour. ”

- William R. Inge

“ I have never understood why one's affections must be confined, as once with women, to a single country. ”

- John Kenneth Galbraith

“ Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. ”

- Adlai Stevenson

“ The Creator made Italy with designs by Michelangelo. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. ”

- Unknown

“ I'm troubled. I'm dissatisfied. I'm Irish. ”

- Marianne Moore

“ The Swiss are not a people so much as a neat, clean, quite solvent business. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Ireland is a fatal disease; fatal to Englishmen and doubly fatal to Irishmen. ”

- George Moore

“ Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both. ”

- Constance Baker Motley

“ Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism… which equates the national honor with military victory. ”

- James A. Donovan

“ Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive. ”

- Ingrid Newkirk

“ When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. ”

- Sinclair Lewis

“ When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag. ”

- Huey Long

“ Men may be linked in friendship. Nations are linked only by interests. ”

- Rolf Hochhuth

“ True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy? ”

- Joseph Brodsky

“ Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Fascism is a religious concept. ”

- Benito Mussolini

“ Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may. ”

- Mark Twain

“ 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

“ Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there. ”

- Matthew

“ Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. ”

- Claude D. Pepper

“ The racism, the sexism, I never let it be my problem, it's their problem. If I see a door comin' my way, I'm knockin' it down. And if I can't knock down the door, I'm sliding through the window. I'll never let it stop me from what I wanna do. ”

- Rosie Perez

“ My generation's apathy. I'm disgusted with it. I'm disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other - isms the counterculture has been whinning about for years. ”

- Kurt Cobain
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