Quote by Robert Burns
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!
This quote by British poet Robbie Burns highlights the devastating consequences of human cruelty and violence. It emphasizes how the maltreatment and cruelty inflicted upon one another by individuals or groups result in unimaginable suffering and immense grief for numerous people. "Man's inhumanity to man" refers to the harshness and absence of compassion exhibited within human interactions. Burns provokes reflection on the profound impact of such inhumanity, urging society to acknowledge and combat these actions in order to prevent the collective mourning that ensues.
Furnishing was not a priority in the Citadel. Shelves, stools, tables... There was a rumor among the novices that priests towards the top of the hierarchy had golden furniture, but there was no sign of it here. The room was as severe as anything in the novices' quarters although it had, perhaps, a more opulent severity; it wasn't the forced bareness of poverty, but the starkness of intent.