Mirra Alfassa Quote
Japan possesses the vitality and concentrated energies of a nation which has not yet reached its zenith. That energy is one of the most striking features of Japan. It is visible everywhere, in everyone; the old and the young, the workmen, the women, the children, the students, all... display in their daily life the most wonderful storage of concentrated energy.
Her observations in 1917 on the immense vitality of the Japanese during the war, quoted in "Japan (1916-20)".