THE BATTLE OF IDEAS
The real battle of life is one of ideas; it is being fought out by the few against the many, on the one side is the constructive and creative thought, on the other side the destructive and negative thought; the creative thought is dominated by an ideal, the passive thought is dominated by appearance. On both sides are men and women of science, of letters, and of affairs. On the creative side are men and women who spend their time in laboratories, or over microscopes and telescopes, side by side with the ones who dominate the commercial, political, and scientific world; on the negative side or men and women who spend their time investigating law and precedent, who mistake theology for religion, statesmen who mistake might for right, and all the millions who seem to prefer precedent to progress, who are eternally looking backward instead of forward, who see only the world without, but know nothing of the world within.
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