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Quotation by Ambrose Bierce
Patriotism. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.
Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).
Bierce defined "patriot" as: "One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors."
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