Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.
“But who are these men of good will? Only those who happen to agree with us for the moment.” [via]
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- "Where such ideas are pushed to the limit the results are utterly abominable. We need only refer to the destruction of one of the finest races of the world, the American Indian, which was due to nothing but the conviction that he was a remorseless and treacherous savage."
- “Herbert Spencer has shown that the animal which adapts himself to his circumstances is going to survive longer than those who resist their environment. Away then with all considerations of principle!”
- “The other day I came into a fortune, and went to buy a necktie. The young man (or should I say gentleman) who accommodated me in this matter was English, and remembered me in those days of glory when I wandered in Bond street, and bought as many as three neckties on the same day.”
- “It is evident from these shining examples that our humanitarianism, like all other forms of thought, is strictly limited by time and space.”
- “I have never been able to understand, by the way, why the angels contented themselves with a single victory. It would have been much nicer for everybody if they had marched straight on to Berlin.”