Quote of the Day 4-21-15 (Leo Tolstoy)

Posted: April 21, 2015 in Quotations
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Leo Tolstoy

“Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable meaning is nothing but an instrument for the attainment of the government’s ambitious and mercenary aims, and a renunciation of human dignity, common sense, and conscience by the governed, and a slavish submission to those who hold power. That is what is really preached wherever patriotism is championed.”

–Leo Tolstoy, Christianity and Patriotism

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