strife of the world in all its forms, whether it be war, social
or political quarrelling, sectarian hatred, private disputes
or commercial competition, has its origin in one common cause,
namely, individual selfishness. And I employ this term selfishness
in a far-reaching sense; in it I include all forms of self-love
and egotism- I mean by it the desire to pander to, and preserve
at all costs, the personality."