Para #13554 - Notebooks of Paul Brunton Notebooks of Paul Brunton

When it is said that war is a purifying agent, it is not meant that our morals are purified; on the contrary, war notoriously makes them temporarily worse. By enthroning passion and displacing reason, by generating wild fears and brutal hatreds, the very smoke of war tends to smother those civilized self-disciplines which make for decent living during the normal times of peace.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 141

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