From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-09-01:
"Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security, not of a life of arduous struggle. Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish forever." -- Bertrand Russell, from In Praise of Idleness.
(submitted to the mailing list by Terry Labach)