Quotation by James Joyce

Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.
James Joyce (1882–1941), Irish author. repr. in Critical Writings, sct. 12, eds. Ellsworth Mason and Richard Ellmann (1959). "A Suave Philosophy," Daily Express (Dublin, Feb. 6, 1903).

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