Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.Our knowledge has made us cynical,
our cleverness hard and unkind.We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
“ My court case is not about violence or slaughter or poison,
But about three she-goats.
I complain that they have gone missing on account of my thief of a neighbor.
The judge demands that this be proved to him.
You boom with a great voice and with all of your gestures
About Carrhae and the Mithridatic War
And the perjuries of Punic madness
And Sullas and Mariusus and Muciuses;
Now, Postumus, get to my three goats. ”