A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on apathy, self-satisfaction, sloth, and destroyers of nations

“I have named the destroyers of nations: comfort, plenty, and security - out of which grow a bored and slothful cynicism, in which rebellion against the world as it is, and myself as I am, are submerged in listless self-satisfaction.”

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: America and Americans 1966

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