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Recognizing this, humanity will within a certain time--not in our time--humbly submit as it once did in prehistoric times to rulers guided by true sages and adopt the higher forms of government inspired by the true facts of life. Philosophers will then be not merely the witnesses of their age but also its activators. Then only will humanity at last prevent outer war, even though its own moral nature will still need much more growth. With that recognition, Nature herself will grow kindlier and the area of other forms of human suffering will diminish noticeably.

-- Notebooks Category 26: World-Idea > Chapter 4 : True Idea of Man > # 231