The wisest were just the poor and simple people. They knew the war to be a misfortune, whereas those who were better off, and should have been able to see more clearly what the consequences would be, were beside themselves with joy.
 Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929). copy citation

Author Erich Maria Remarque
Source All Quiet on the Western Front
Topic poverty war insight
Date 1929
Language English
Note Translated by A. W. Wheen

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