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The cause which is blocking all progress

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The cause which is blocking all progress today is the subtle scepticism which whispers in a million ears that things are not good enough to be worth improving. If the world is good we are revolutionaries, if the world is evil we must be conservatives. These essays, futile as they are considered as serious literature, are yet ethically sincere, since they seek to remind men that things must be loved first and improved afterwards.

From The Defendant, “In Defence Of A New Edition”, 1902

Date Added: 2011 Apr 22

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