Lord ByronLord Byron, [George Gordon Noel Byron] (1788-1824), The 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale

Lord Byron Quote

“He makes a solitude, and calls it - peace.”

Lord ByronLord Byron
~ Lord Byron

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Mike, Norwalk

and so describes mental illness, prison, a contented slave, etc.

Jack, Brussels, Belgium

This is a literary allusion to Tacitus' well-known irony: "To rob, to ravage, to murder, in their imposing language, are the arts of civil policy. When they have made the world a solitude, they call it peace." [Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. ]

E Archer, NYC

Something to worry about when the powers-that-be say they are fighting for 'world peace.'

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EGL, LA    1/10/07

Oh to know latin...Byron defines the fear of living in a reality that defies diversity, complexity, multiplicity-anything can seem an ideal when language itself is so distorted.


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