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Although war ennobles many people by providing them with larger motives and wider outlooks through the union of all individuals in a common aim, although it forces them to make personal aims secondary and subordinate to the common welfare, it still brutalizes them. It arouses bestial passions and forms evil characters. It is still an evil and destructive enterprise which takes away more than it gives, lowers more than it elevates.


-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 151






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