A Quote by Herbert Sebastian Agar on civilization, cleverness, faith, hope, and promises

Every civilization rests on a set of promises. . . . If the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.

Herbert Sebastian Agar (1897 - 1980)

Source: The People's Choice, from Washington to Harding: A Study in Democracy, 1933

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