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"Patriotism, to the patriot hero, does not consist in aiding the government of his country in every base or stupid act it may perform, but rather in paralyzing its power when it violates vested rights, affronts instituted justice, and assumes undelegated authority."
Author: Edwin Percy Whipple     Topic: Patriotism Quotes
Source: 'Character and Characteristic Men,' 1866 ( pg. 114 in 1877 edition)
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