FROM THE THIRD MAN
Harry Lime: Don't be so gloomy. After all, it's not that awful. Like the fellow says, in Italy for thirty 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 five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.