Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

I believe that there was a great age, a great epoch when man did not make war: previous to 2000 B.C. Then the self had not really become aware of itself, it had not separated itself off, the spirit was not yet born, so there was no internal conflict, and hence no permanent external conflict.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "Introduction to Pictures," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 769, Viking Press (1936).
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