So ended, very happily, a unique interlude in my life. I am extremely glad to have undertaken the Junior Bursarship and to have come through without discredit. One thing that impressed me, in the course of my duties, was the curious mixture of egotism and petty jealousy with loyalty and devoted service which exists in many men and women. I had of course caught glimpses of this, in a highly gentlemanly and sublimated form, in my colleagues, my pupils, and myself. But in the less sophisticated persons with whom I was concerned as Junior Bursar I contemplated it with the lid off. In view of what I saw I am less surprised that men are sometimes at war than that they are ever at peace.
(C. D. Broad, "Autobiography," in The Philosophy of C. D. Broad, ed. Paul Arthur Schilpp, The Library of Living Philosophers, vol. 10 [New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1959], 1-68, at 64 [essay written in 1954])