The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization.
Christianity has not conquered nationalism; the opposite has been the case nationalism has made Christianity its footstool.
A drunkard is one thing, and a temperate man is quite another.
No tribe unites with another of its own free will.
Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent.
Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.
In a tribal organization, even in time of peace, service to tribe or state predominates over all self seeking; in war, service for the tribe or state becomes supreme, and personal liberty is suspended.
The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics.
I am a rank individualist.
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