"If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands."
Dr. Augustus O. Thomas
Commissioner of Education for the state of Maine, President of the World Federation of Education Associations
1927, Address to the World Federation of Education Associations (WFEA) at their Toronto, Canada conference, Reference: International Understanding: Agencies Educating for a New World, 1931