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Quotation by Richard Aldington
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Purfleet, in The Colonel's Daughter (1931)
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Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks. I fear that nationalism is one of England's many spurious gifts to the world.
Richard Aldington (1892–1962), British author. Purfleet, in The Colonel's Daughter, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1931).
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