I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amidst the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.

Charles A Beard
Charles Beard (1874-1948) American historian
(Attributed)

In Will Durant, On the Meaning of Life (1932)
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