“If we must be nationalists and have a sovereign state we cannot also expect to have world peace…”

13 Feb

barbed-wire

If we want to get everything at the lowers possible cost, we cannot expect to get the best possible quality, the balance between the two being mediocrity. If we make it an ideal to be morally superior, we cannot at the same time avoid self-righteousness. If we cling to belief in God, we cannot likewise have faith, since faith is not clinging but letting go.

—  The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan W. Watts

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