I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments.
This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
The state exists for man,not man for the state.The same may be said ofscience. These are old phrases,coined by people who saw in human individuality the highest human value .I would hesitate to repeat them,were it not for the ever recurring danger that they may be forgotten,especially in these days of organization and stereotypes.
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
We shall be able to solve the problem when it will be clearly evident to all that there is no other, no cheaper way out of the present situation.