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«A land without ruins is a land without memories - a land without memories is a land without history»
«False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports»
«Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.»
«But I behold a fearful sign,To which the white men's eyes are blind;Their race may vanish hence, like mine,And leave no trace behind,Save ruins o'er the region spread,And the white stones above the dead.»
«Despair ruins some, presumption many»
«GORGON, n.The Gorgon was a maiden bold Who turned to stone the Greeks of old That looked upon her awful brow. We dig them out of ruins now, And swear that workmanship so bad Proves all the ancient sculptors mad.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, ancient Greeks
, the Greeks
«Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.»
«All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.»
, sink in
«A man is a God in ruins.»
«Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.»