On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
— Patricia Cornwell

The old charters of Massachusetts, virginia, and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
Albert Bushnell Hart virginia quote

A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
— Mercy Otis Warren

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson author of the Declaration of American Independence of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.
— Thomas Jefferson

Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia.
— virginia quotation by Gen. George Pickett