There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one stands more or less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
The idea that the mind is international and supra-national, that it ought to serve not war and annihilation, but peace and reconciliation.
The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun, and neither the dictators nor the bureaucrats, deeply as they disapprove of the process, are able to prevent it.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.
Remember, our hearts are one. Even when we are at war with each other, our hearts are always beating in unison.
Nothing is of greater importance in time of war than in knowing how to make the best use of a fair opportunity when it is offered.