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Is the true patriot only the man who puts his faith in brute force, harsh violence, and tragic destruction? Is there no love of country in gentler ways? I venture the claim that the man who keeps himself above war passions, who seeks and finds the Overself's inner peace and then distributes it in his country's mental atmosphere, is worth more to the State than the man who places his reliance on murderous weapons.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 480

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