Quotation by Agnes E. Meyer

... the mass migrations now habitual in our nation are disastrous to the family and to the formation of individual character. It is impossible to create a stable society if something like a third of our people are constantly moving about. We cannot grow fine human beings, any more than we can grow fine trees, if they are constantly torn up by the roots and transplanted ...
Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970), U.S. journalist. Out of These Roots, ch. 2 (1953).

Reflecting on the personal trauma that accompanied her parents' relocation from rural Pelham Heights, New York, to New York City when she was a teenager.
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