Quotation by Edmund Burke

To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed toward a love to our country and to mankind.
Edmund Burke (1729–1797), Irish Protestant political writer. Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 41, ed. Pocock (1790).
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