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Fatherland Quotes by Theodore Parker, Heather Nova, Friedrich Nietzsche, Emile M. Cioran, Fritz Todt, Hjalmar Branting and many others.

[America is] a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.
Theodore Parker
I keep going back as if I’m looking for something I have lost. Back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland. Back to the beacon, the breast, the smell and taste of the breeze, and the singing of the rain.
Heather Nova
The soul must have its chosen sewers to carry away its ordure. This function is performed by persons, relationships, professions, the fatherland, the world, or finally, for the really arrogant – I mean our modern pessimists – by the Good God himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other.
Emile M. Cioran
These roads do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our Fatherland.
Fritz Todt
The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
Hjalmar Branting
The whole Earth is at the hand of the wise man, since the fatherland of an elevated soul is the Universe.
The Sixth Army, true to their oath and conscious of the lofty importance of their mission, have held their position to the last man and the last round for FГјhrer and Fatherland unto the end.
Friedrich Paulus
So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Let’s dig deep to build the kind of police force that our fatherland really deserves. We need a revolution of the police force here in Venezuela, and I will carry it out without delay, without excuses.
Nicolas Maduro
So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Which is the greater merit, to enlighten the human race, which remains forever, or to save one’s fatherland, which is perishable?
Denis Diderot
Once again the songs of the fatherland roared to the heavens along the endless marching columns, and for the last time the Lord’s grace smiled on His ungrateful children.
Adolf Hitler
Our government, taxes, and ideas of freedom are already duplicates of the Old World. Our politicians determine how we should live our lives – and our individual liberties are sacrificed for the benefit of the Fatherland.
Harry Browne
[Nationalism is] a set of beliefs taught to each generation in which the Motherland or the Fatherland is an object of veneration and becomes a burning cause for which one becomes willing to kill the children of other Motherlands or Fatherlands.
Howard Zinn
The patriot subordinates himself to his State in order to raise it above all other States and thus, as it were, to find his personal sacrifice repaid with ample interest through the might and greatness of his fatherland.
Richard Wagner
…the existence and increase of our race and nation, the sustenance of its children and the purity of its blood, the freedom and independence of the Fatherland, and the nation’s ability to fulfill the mission appointed to it by the Creator of the universe.
Adolf Hitler
Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland.
Wilfred Owen
Hold high the brow serene,
O youth, where now you stand;
Let the bright sheen
Of your grace be seen,
Fair hope of my fatherland!
Jose Rizal
And when statesman or others worry [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions.
Tycho Brahe
Some fatherlands are difficult. Germany is one of them. But it is our fatherland. Here is where we live and work.
Gustav Heinemann
My whole life was service to people and the Fatherland.
Wilhelm Frick
It is not national interests we are upholding – we claim that the interests of socialism, the interests of world socialism, rank higher than national interests, higher than the interests of the state. We are defenders of the socialist fatherland.
Vladimir Lenin
The man who fights against his own country is never a hero.
Victor Hugo
I would give something to know for whose sake precisely those deeds were really done which report says were done for the fatherland.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
So it is the human condition that to wish for the greatness of one’s fatherland is to wish evil to one’s neighbors. The citizen of the universe would be the man who wishes his country never to be either greater or smaller, richer or poorer.
Muhammad was a great man, an intrepid soldier; with a handful of men he triumphed at the battle of Bender (sic); a great captain, eloquent, a great man of state, he revived his fatherland and created a new people and a new power in the middle of Arabia.
Napoleon Bonaparte
You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery. Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done.
Ian Kershaw
A self-respecting man is a man without a country. A fatherland is birdlime.
Emile M. Cioran
The hand that gives is among the hand that takes. Money has no fatherland, financiers are without patriotism and without decency, their sole object is gain.
Napoleon Bonaparte
…Fatherland without freedom and merit is a large word with little meaning.
Anders Chydenius
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other.
Emil Cioran
Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
Walter Ulbricht
I am not ashamed to reply to you in my mother tongue, however imperfectly, and am glad to be able to show that my fatherland means more to me than anything else
Bedrich Smetana
I am driven out of fatherlands and motherlands. Thus I now love only my children’s land, yet undiscovered, in the farthest sea; for this I bid my sails search and search.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family feud.
Helen Keller
If Germany, my beloved fatherland, of whom you know I am proud, will not accept me, then must I, in the name of God, again make France or England richer by one capable German – and to the shame of the German nation.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I am the Haitian flag. He who is my enemy is the enemy of the fatherland.
Francois Duvalier
In Russia there is an emigration of intelligence: Г©migrГ©s cross the frontier in order to read and to write good books. But in doing so they contribute to making their fatherland, abandoned by spirit, into the gaping jaws of Asia that would like to swallow our little Europe.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Fatherland Liberation War, which the Korean people fought against the haughty U.S. imperialists who had battened on aggression and pillage, was, in fact, a hard fight that could be likened to a bare-handed man versus brigandish robbers.
Kim Jong-un
What we have to fight for…is the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may be enabled to fulfill the mission assigned to it by the Creator.
Adolf Hitler
I consider it to be the meaning of my whole life and my obligation to serve my fatherland and our people.
Vladimir Putin
There’s no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.
George W. Bush
Our religion is Christ, our politics Fatherland!
Hans Schemm
I am equally proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian fatherland.
Nikola Tesla
Among us on the earth there is His memory; but in the Kingdom of heaven His very Presence. That Presence is the joy of those who have already attained to beatitude; the memory is the comfort of us who are still wayfarers, journeying towards the Fatherland.
Bernard of Clairvaux
My fatherland has always the first claim on me.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Milosevic was an outstanding politician who gave his all to serving his fatherland.
Alexander Lukashenko
Fatherland before everything, art afterward.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Men equally honest, equally devoted to their fatherland, are momentarily separated by different conceptions of their duty.
Jean-Paul Sartre
There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are obedience, endeavour, honesty, order, cleanliness, sobriety, truthfulness, sacrifice, and love of the fatherland.
Adolf Hitler
The fatherland shall one day be like this: We’re not all equal, but we’re all brothers.
Joseph Goebbels
Our German Fatherland to which I hope will be granted… to become in the future as closely united, as powerful, and as authoritative as once the Roman world-empire was, and that, just as in the old times they said, Civis romanus sum, hereafter, at some time in the future, they will say, I am a German citizen.
Wilhelm II
And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.
Tycho Brahe
Germany is our fatherland; Europe is our future.
Helmut Kohl
Wherever I see some mystique, be it virtue or family, faith or fatherland, there I must commit some indecent act.
Witold Gombrowicz
First kill me before you take possession of my Fatherland.
Sitting Bull