->''"War is our homeland, our hauberk is our house."''
-->'''--Soldiers' saying from the Thirty Years War'''
->''Entire, more than entire we have been devastated!\\
The maddened clarion, the bold invaders' horde\\
The mortar thunder-voiced, the blood-annointed sword\\
Have all men's sweat and work and store annihilated.\\
The towers stand in flames, the church is violated\\
The strong are massacred, a ruin our council board\\
Our maidens are raped, and where my eyes have scarce explored\\
Fire, pestilence and death my heart have dominated.''
-->—-'''Andreas Gryphius''', "Tears of the Fatherland, Anno Domini 1636"