A nation or civilization that continues
to produce soft-minded men
purchases its own spiritual death
on the installment plan.
A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual doom.
History will have to record that
the greatest tragedy of this period of
social transition was not the strident clamor
of the bad people, but the appalling silence
of the good people.