As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
We are all descendants of Adam, and we are all products of racial miscegenation.
The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.
The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.
Today the predatory state, or the predatory group of states, with power of total destruction, is no more to be tolerated than the predatory individual.
As a civilian during the Second War, I was exposed to danger in circumstances which removed any distinction between the man in and the man out of uniform.
Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously.
When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand.
A great gulf, however, has been opened between man's material advance and his social and moral progress, a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.