The fears which war engenders and the deprivations which it causes are painful. Yet for those who are too attached to outward things they are often necessary teachers. Out of the fears, great heroism has been learned; out of the deprivations, great unselfishness; but those who respond to such lessons are too few, the influence of the lessons themselves too ephemeral.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 140
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