But the main thing is: love, love and love your country. For this love will give you strength, and you can accomplish everything else without difficulty.
I love Russia to the point of heartache and I can’t even imagine myself anywhere other than Russia.
Longing for the homeland affects everyone the same way: it transforms in our eyes the pictures of the past, idealizing them; virtues increase, and weaknesses are mitigated by time and distance, until they are completely erased in our view.
Only empty people do not experience a beautiful and exalted sense of homeland.
He who does not love his country cannot love anything.