It is necessary for man to be reminded of his comparative nothingness when his intellect swells into dangerous arrogance. With the triumphs of atomic research and the gadgets of mechanical civilization, he has reached such a point. He will not have to wait long to see that the failure to balance them with moral and spiritual advance will bring its own punishment.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 84
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