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It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill.
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It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill.

— Julien Benda

Peace is only possible if men cease to place their happiness in the possession of things "which cannot be shared," and if they raise themselves to a point where they adopt an abstract principle superior to their egotisms. In other words, it can only be obtained by a betterment of human morality.

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Teachers ... preach "the superiority of the intelligence"; but they preach it because in their opinion it is the intelligence which shows us the actions required for our interests, i.e. from exactly the same passion for the practical.

— Julien Benda

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