A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on country, government, men, motherhood, and people

Behind all these men you have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the country herself, your country, and . . . you belong to her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by her, boy, as you would stand by your mother.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: The Man without a Country, 1863

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