James Allen

strife of the world

"The strife of the world in all its forms, whether it be war, social or political quarrelling, sectarian hatred, private disputes or commercial competition, has its origin in one common cause, namely, individual selfishness. And I employ this term selfishness in a far-reaching sense; in it I include all forms of self-love and egotism- I mean by it the desire to pander to, and preserve at all costs, the personality."


Compiled by Thomas George