• Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.

    Giuseppe Mazzini (1850). “Royalty and Republicanism in Italy: Or, Notes and Documents Relating to the Lombard Insurrection, and to the Royal War of 1848”, p.118, London, C. Gilpin