Monday, May 29, 2017

“Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori.”

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.”
- Horace

"They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. 
But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying.
You will die like a dog for no good reason."
- Ernest Hemingway

“You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment
taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all.”
- Paul Baumer, "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

Related:
“Memorial Day 2017: Ordinary People In Extraordinary Times”

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