Douglas Hyde

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"The Gaelic League is founded not upon hatred of England, but upon love of Ireland. Hatred is a negative passion; it is powerful - a very powerful destroyer; but it is useless for building up. Love, on the other hand, is like faith; it can move mountains, and faith, we have mountains to move."

Douglas Hyde (1986). “Language, lore, and lyrics: essays and lectures”, Irish Academic Press. wikiquote