It is neither blood nor rain that has made England, but hope— the thing all those dead men have desired. France was not France because she was made to be by the skulls of the Celts or by the sun of Gaul. France was France because she chose.
‘George Bernard Shaw.’
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 43675-43677). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.