Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Five Years

"Yet not a hundred people in that battle knew for what they fought, or why; not a hundred of the inconsiderate rejoicers in the victory, why they rejoiced. Not half a hundred people were the better for the gain or loss. Not half-a-dozen men agree to this hour on the cause or merits; and nobody, in short, ever knew anything distinct about it, but the mourners of the slain."
-- From The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Wow. Beautiful and perfect quote. I'm stealing it.