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Humans Are Heroic

Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters (Harcourt Brace), quoted in Reader's Digest, January, 1996, p. 178

Humans Are Heroic

High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.