Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Collage 637

"The period in the campaign of 1812 from the battle of Borodino to the expulsion of the French proved that a battle won is not only not the cause of a conquest, but is not even an invariable sign of conquest; it proved that the force that decides the destiny of nations lies not in conquerors, not even in armies and battles, but in something else."

Lucy Arrington
from page 529-530, volume 2 of original text
made 9/30/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1031-1033

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