If I live, I mean to spend the rest of my life working for perpetual peace. I have seen war and faced artillery and know what an outrage it is against simple men.
My only counsel to Ireland is that in order to become deeply Irish, she must become European.
Ireland is a small but insuppressible island half an hour nearer the sunset than Great Britain.
Culture is simply the hospitality of the intellect. Your mind is open to new ideas and larger views; when they enter, you know how to receive them, and to entertain, to be entertained, and take what they have to offer without allowing them to dominate you.
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