Ye poor posterity, think not that ye are the first. Other fools before ye have seen the sun rise and set, and the moon change her shape and her hour. As they were so ye are; and yet not so great; for the pyramids my people built stand to this day; whilst the dustheaps on which ye slave, and which ye call empires, scatter in the wind even as ye pile your dead sons’ bodies on them to make yet more dust.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) British playwright and critic
Caesar and Cleopatra
Added on 13-May-11 | Last updated 13-May-11
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