From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"Our prepossession in favour of our native country and our national pride makes us forget that common sense is found in all climates, and correctness of thought wherever there are men. We should not like to be so treated by those we call barbarians ; and if some barbarity still exists amongst us, it is in being amazed on hearing natives of other countries reason like ourselves." --The Characters of Jean de La Bruyère
Patriotism is a devotion to one's country, excluding differences caused by the dependencies of the term's meaning upon context, geography and philosophy. In a generalized sense applicable to all countries and peoples, patriotism is a devotion to one's country.
It is a related sentiment to nationalism.
- National flag
- National symbol
- National psychology
- Social Patriotism
- Cultural identity
- Patriot movement