"He makes a solitude, and calls it - peace."
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Lord Byron
[George Gordon Noel Byron] (1788-1824), The 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale
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and so describes mental illness, prison, a contented slave, etc.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    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. ]
     -- Jack, Brussels, Belgium     
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    Something to worry about when the powers-that-be say they are fighting for 'world peace.'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    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.
     -- EGL, LA     
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