પૃષ્ઠ:Saraswati Chandra Part 4.pdf/૬૪૫

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“We believe in the survival of the fittest and labour to be fittest. They believe in their power of making the unfit fit and fail, and by failures fall among the unfit class.” “Unless the vigorous nation or race can continue, as throughout history, to expand and grow stronger at the expense of the decaying nation or race, the fundamental condition of human advance will not be fulfilled, and a stage of stagnancy, ending in social death, will be substituted for a State of Progress. The only means, revealed to us by past experience, whereby the vigorous people has supplanted the weaker, has been war, without which change and movement must have ceased. Thus viewed, it will be seen that war appears simply a phase in that tremendous and ceaseless process of competition which prevails alike on sea and land–in the ocean-depths, in the paths of the air, in field and forest, throughout insect and animal and vegetable life. The recoil from war, which is felt by so many minds, is only another instance of the eternal contrast between the upward trend of the human spirit and the physical environment by which that spirit is conditioned. But to strive to reach the ideal by a short cut, is not only to fail to attain it, but also actually to postpone its arrival. [૧]

પોપટ– The cat is out of the bag at last. Enough ! I can hear or bear no longer. My country has no hope from thee.

વાનર- Nor from thee and thy people, either.

પોપટ– You wish my extinction, then ?

વાનર– It is not a question of my wish but a matter


  1. 1 From the Ninteenth Century, Feb, 1893, p. 222.