(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. "Fragments Epars," Les Carnets intimes de Victor Hugo, 1870-1871, Gallimard (1953).
Written during the siege of Paris by the Prussian army, September 15, 1870.)
The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
(Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), U.S. author. Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth, ch. 2 (1919).
Remembering the aftermath of the Civil War. This remark comes from Felton's synopsis of an address she gave in 1900, in Augusta, Georgia, to the Daughters of the Confederacy.)