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He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country.
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"He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections"

- Samuel Adams

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This quote by Samuel Adams is highlighting the significance of having virtuous attachments in private life. He is suggesting that if an individual is not faithful and devoted to their family and friends, they will not be faithful and devoted to their country. Adams is suggesting that an absence of moral obligations in private life can cause a lack of regard for one's country. He is also suggesting that a person who betrays their nation has most likely currently betrayed their personal connections. This quote is a reminder that loyalty and commitment to one's country begins with loyalty and devotion to one's family and friends. It is a reminder that having strong moral commitments in personal life is necessary for having strong ethical obligations in public life.

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Samuel Adams This quote is written / told by Samuel Adams between September 27, 1722 and October 2, 1803. He was a famous Revolutionary from USA. The author also have 10 other quotes.

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