Continuing with the theme of politics, here are two quotes:
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” — Samuel Johnson.
(My source is: http://samueljohnson.com/refuge.html)
“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears above ground he is a protector.” — Socrates in Plato’s The Republic.
(My source is the book, “The Full Catastrophe” by James Angelos)