Humanity and war

The statue of the World War I heroine Edith Cavell bears what were said to be her last words:  ‘Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone.’  But the Anglican chaplain in Brussels made a handwritten note which records her as saying: ‘Patriotism is not enough.  It is not enough to love one’s own people, one must love all men and hate none.’  It is speculated that these words were too pacifist for the British government to accept.

Richard Norton-Taylor, in The Guardian, 12 October 2015.