Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. April 7, 1775, p. 253, Life of Samuel Johnson
(1791), Vol. II
Boswell's full mention of this statement reads:
Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." But let it be considered, that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self-interest.
The Dylan quote is from the song: "Sweetheart Like You" from the Shot of Love
singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's 21st studio album, released by Columbia Records in August 1981.
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Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well~Peter Ustinov