Thursday, December 26, 2019

Passionately Convinced

Let us face squarely the paradox that the world which goes to war is a world, usually, genuinely desiring peace.  War is the outcome, not mainly of evil intentions, but on the whole, of good intentions which miscarry or are frustrated.  It is made, not usually by evil men knowing themselves to be wrong, but is the outcome of policies pursued by good men usually passionately convinced that they are right.

-- Sir Norman Angell, born Ralph Norman Angell Lane, (26 December 1872 - 7 October 1967), British economist, lecturer, writer, Member of Parliament for the Labour Party, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933, "Peace and the Public Mind" Nobel lecture (12 June 1935)

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