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Patriotism, for the present, is as good for a nation as self-respect and a reasonable amount of ambition are good for the individual.

But a patriot should never forget that there is a wider vision of the world and of life than that which is confined within the horizon of patriotism.

The Romans were fighters; their Empire vanished.

The Arabs were fighters; their Empire vanished.

The Mongols destroyed Empires; their own vanished.

The Turks destroyed and killed; their Empire is gone.

History proves that all fighting races disappear. Only the non-fighters: Chinese, Indians, Persians, Jews, remain. "The meek shall inherit the world" says the Gospel. — "The weak overcomesthe strong." says Lao Tsz'.