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I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; --neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering.Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Excerpt from Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2. · This quote is about patriotism · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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