अपि स्वर्णमयी लङ्का न मे लक्ष्मण रोचते।
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी॥
api svarṇamayī laṅkā na me lakṣmaṇa rocate |
jananī janmabhūmiśca svargādapi garīyasī ||
Even Lanka, decked with all it’s gold doesn’t endear itself to me;
Mother and Motherland are greater even than heaven.
(Rama said this to Lakshmana in Lanka)
This is one of the most famous/repeated quotes on patriotism/respect for one’s motherland.