But each individual man who strives for self-aggrandizement, who grasps for himself as much as he can of commodities, such as money, power and honours, which he knows to be in short supply; all who, in such competition as involves the financial if not the physical death of the loser, nevertheless compete for their several advantage; every one of the thrusters for place, in traffic, politics or trade, whose attitude, unexpressed but fiercely concentrated is, ‘I am the better man, and the loser…well for him it’s just too bad’, each and every one of these is the cause of war, and collectively will cause it.

Christmas Humphreys

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