“But, we ask, must the best genius of men be devoted to the science of war and none to the science of averting it?”
— Paul Harris, 1940
The second world war weighed on the mind of Rotary’s founder as he wrote a message to members in The Rotarian in February 1940, on the occasion of Rotary’s 35th anniversary. Read the full article
The Rotary way works! But Rotary has no patent on it, for it is the Golden Rule in action. Any person, any nation, can apply it by displacing negative hatred and fear with goodwill based upon understanding. Peace among nations is not impossible of attainment; they can find peace if they will.” Paul Harris Jan 1946.
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