Quote by Luigi Russolo
In antiquity there was only silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.
The quote suggests that in ancient times, there was a sense of tranquility with silence being the predominant state. However, with the dawn of the industrial revolution and the invention of machines in the 19th century, noise became an inevitable part of human existence. Today, noise has overwhelmed and conquered the sensitivity and perception of people, symbolizing the constant buzz and chaos of modern life. It implies the shift from a serene world to a noisy one, indicating the dominance of this clamor in contemporary society.
Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.