Quotation by Charles Baudelaire

The cannon thunders ... limbs fly in all directions ... one can hear the groans of victims and the howling of those performing the sacrifice ... it's Humanity in search of happiness.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), French poet. "Plans and Notes: For Civil War," appendix to Prose Poems, published in Complete Works, vol. 1, "Shorter Prose Poems," ed. Yves-Gérard le Dantec, rev. by Claude Pichois (1953).
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