Voices of the City

A collection of desperate calls, shouts of joy and cries of confusion from the walls of cities.
Commonly misattributed to Plato, this line is originally found in Santayana’s “Soliloquies in England” 
The poetic quote is surrounded by a rainfall of wisdom. 
"These young men are no rustics, they are no fools ; and yet they have passed through the most terrible ordeal, they have seen the mad heart of this world […] and yet they have learned nothing. The young barbarians want to be again at play. […] but they are going to gamble away their lives and their country, […] Yet the poor fellows think they are safe ! They think that the war perhaps the last of all wars is over ! 
Only the dead are safe ; only the dead have seen the end of war. Not that non-existence deserves to be called peace ; it is only by an illusion of contrast and a pathetic fallacy that we are tempted to call it so.”

Commonly misattributed to Plato, this line is originally found in Santayana’s “Soliloquies in England” 

The poetic quote is surrounded by a rainfall of wisdom. 

"These young men are no rustics, they are no fools ; and yet they have passed through the most terrible ordeal, they have seen the mad heart of this world […] and yet they have learned nothing. The young barbarians want to be again at play. […] but they are going to gamble away their lives and their country, […] Yet the poor fellows think they are safe ! They think that the war perhaps the last of all wars is over ! 

Only the dead are safe ; only the dead have seen the end of war. Not that non-existence deserves to be called peace ; it is only by an illusion of contrast and a pathetic fallacy that we are tempted to call it so.”

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