“It is the old, old problem of the relation of means to ends. The ends that we set before ourselves are in most cases noble and fine; but unfortunately we can very seldom be bothered to use the means which alone will permit us to realize those noble ends. […] It is no use for us to want peace and to go on using war; to think that we can realize our noble ideal of world-brotherhood while exploiting an empire; and if we expect the government which represents us to behave pacifically in international affairs while we ourselves behave militaristically in business matters and towards our family and friends, we are merely fools.”

 

Aldous Huxley

If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.

A Chinese Proverb