"Centuries of fighting, and for what?

INVENTORY : "Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye." ― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

"In the end we're all just chalk lines on the concrete Drawn only to be washed away For the time that I've been given I am what I am" ― Five Finger Death Punch, Five Finger Death Punch

"And I know I've lost. Everything is lost. Everything is over. "As the newly appointed President of this fair planet of ours," the Mayor says, holding out his hands as if to show me the world for the first time," let me be the very first to welcome you to its new capital city." "Todd?" Viola whispers, her eyes closed. I hold her tightly to me. "I'm sorry," I whisper to her. "I'm so sorry." We've run right into a trap. We've run right off the end of the world. "Welcome," says the Mayor," to the New Prentisstown." ― Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

"From too much love of living From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea. Then star nor sun shall waken, Nor any change of light: Nor sound of waters shaken, Nor any sound or sight: Nor wintry leaves nor vernal, Nor days nor things diurnal; Only the sleep eternal In an eternal night." ― Algernon Charles Swinburne, The Garden of Proserpine

"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle." ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

"Life ... is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth