A Quote by Donald C. Peattie on generations, happiness, love, and quiet

There are always some of us, not a few, in every generation, who go over wholly to the green flag. It is such a passionless fealty, so reticent a love, that neither do trumpets sound for it nor quarrels arise from it. Only, you will find that those who have pledged allegiance are happy about it in quiet.

Donald C. Peattie

Source: Flowering Earth, 1939

Contributed by: Zaady