In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love — they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
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submitted by LadyCeara, January 6, 2010
Orson Welles in the movie "The Third Man"
This quote was added November 29, 2007.