Patriotism is "a very definite feeling of preference for one's own people or state above all other peoples and states, and a consequent wish to get for that people or state the greatest advantages and power that can be got - things which are obtainable only at the expense of the advantages and power of other peoples or states."
The more mental effort he made the clearer he saw that it was undoubtedly so: that he had really forgotten and overlooked one little circumstance in life - that death would come and end everything, so that it was useless to begin anything, and that there was no help for it, yes it was terrible but true
Understand then all of you, especially the young, that to want to impose an imaginary state of government on others by violence is not only a vulgar superstition, but even a criminal work. Understand that this work, far from assuring the well-being of humanity is only a lie, a more or less unconscious hypocrisy, camouflaging the lowest passions we posses.
It is horrible! It is not the suffering and the death of the animals that is horrible, but the fact that the man without any need for so doing crushes his lofty feeling of sympathy and mercy for living creatures and does violence to himself that he may be cruel. The first element of moral life is abstinence.