Sunday, May 8, 2016

War is Not the Ugliest Thing

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.  The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks nothing is worth a war, is worse.  A man who has nothing which he cares more about than his own personal safety is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless he is made free and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

John Stuart Mill, cited by David Jeremiah in, “Turning Toward Joy,” p.45

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