"Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Denis Diderot on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Denis Diderot on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Denis Diderot on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Denis Diderot on John F. Kennedy
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."