Lahore torsdag 10. januar 2008:

We live in a world in which ruthlessness will triumph unless there are men who know how to deal withh it effectively. Civilized life begins to exist only when men have learned how to fight ruthlessness without succumbing to it themselves, and it only exists for as long as they remember the trick of how this is done.

Lee Harris Civilzation and Its Enemies, p. 107