"Latvians, whatever lands you may come to,—proclaim the name of Latvia!
Never and nowhere in your life will you ever hear a more beautiful word than this word; whoever of you carries this word forth, shirk not, therefore, from spreading it far and wide; cease not to praise our country—Fathers, inculcate it into your children; Mothers, sing of it by your children's and grandchildren's cribs; but, if you are a child born in exile,—relent not in ceaslessly questioning your parents about this land.
Let Latvia be in your thoughts and imaginings as a distant, beautiful island in the sea of the world; as you sail your course through life, always keep your bow pointing towards it. Day or night, dusk or dawn,—keep it in your thoughts, utter its name, fall in love it ever more passionately!"
— Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš,