Quotation by Aldous Huxley

The people who make wars, the people who reduce their fellows to slavery, the people who kill and torture and tell lies in the name of their sacred causes, the really evil people in a word—these are never the publicans and the sinners. No, they're the virtuous, respectable men, who have the finest feelings, the best brains, the noblest ideals.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. William Propter, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. I, ch. 9 (1939).

William Propter's assessment of the practical outcomes of beliefs and ideals reflects Huxley's own thinking.
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