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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1309
AUTHOR: Henry Louis Mencken (1880–1956)
QUOTATION: Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
ATTRIBUTION: H. L. MENCKEN, A Mencken Chrestomathy, chapter 30, p. 616 (1949).
SUBJECTS: Patriotism