Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Benjamin Franklin (170690)
God grant, that not only the Love of Liberty, but a thorough Knowledge of the Rights of Man, may pervade all the Nations of the Earth, so that a Philosopher may set his Foot anywhere on its Surface, and say, This is my Country.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789.The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Albert H. Smyth, vol. 10, p. 72 (1907).