When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

I ran across a quote today, and thought how true this is, especially looking at what is going on in the world today.

The quote was written in German and goes thus:

*Es töten sich Menschen, die sich nicht kennen, im Auftrag von Menschen, die sich zwar kennen, aber nicht töten.*

English:

*People who do not know themselves kill each other, assigned by people who know each other, but do not kill themselves.*

The author of this quote is a Pastor in Leipzig (Germany) who held a commemorative ceremony on the 200th anniversary of those killed during the 1813 Battle of Nations in Leipzig.

After reading this sentence, and knowing how many wars are being fought, I once more realised how we humans are unable to learn from the past.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

  1. I think the people who know each other are just very greedy and wicked. All they think of is themselves, extracting petrol, gold, timber etc and selling their tools very expensive to the people who don’t know each other so they can use to kill themselves. They don’t want the people who don’t know each other to know each other because they will not sell their tools and make money and they won’t have petrol, gold etc. The Holy book tell us that if we love one another the way we love ourselves, we will never kill each other.

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