To the patriot, the loveliest country is – or should be – that in which he was born and in which he has lived, for it has given him the very foundation of his being. And to minds well balanced there is no danger that the beauties of other lands will make us depreciate the charms of our own. ..I have wandered about Europe from Lapland to the Aegean Sea, and from Cintra to Danzig; but I have always returned with fresh appreciation of my own. I think that is as it should be.
Robert Lloyd Praeger