If brute force really ruled this world then the Romans would still be ruling the Britons, and the Huns who sacked Rome would still be ruling that beautiful city. The Persian troops would still be masters of Egypt and Alexander's troops would still be the masters of Persia. But brute force is a success only in the beginning and a failure always in the end.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 137
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