more from Thomas More

Single Idea 7255

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 5. War]

Full Idea

Utopians are practically the only people on earth who fail to see anything glorious in war.

Gist of Idea

Only Utopians fail to see glory in warfare


Thomas More (Utopia [1516], Bk 2)

Book Reference

More,Thomas: 'Utopia', ed/tr. Turner,Paul [Penguin 1965], p.109

A Reaction

A refreshing thought for such an early date. Whatever dubious behaviour is nowadays attributed to Thomas More, you have to admire someone who writes this during the reign of Henry VIII.