Where are the purified characters, the ennobled minds, which have come out of the past two world wars? They exist, of course, but only as individuals. In the mass, more people were brutalized, more lost their faith in ideals and ethics than kept it. A third world war could produce only a still greater and graver deterioration. This is why the cause of peace must be helped--now, while there is yet time.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 294