A thousand years scarce serve to form a state: an hour may lay it in the dust.

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state: an hour may lay it in the dust.
<01> Тысячелетие по кирпичику создает государство; один час может превратить его в пыль. Byron (Байрон).

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