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The Rest Is Silence. Benito Mussolini had studded his gaudy years with gaudy phrases:
> "I shall make my own life a masterpiece."
> "I am desperately Italian. I believe in the function of Latinity."
> "Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep."
> "Imperialism [is] the eternal and immutable law of life."
> "War is the normal state of the people."
> "[Democracies consist of] people who are in a decline."
> "If I advance, follow me; if I retreat, kill me; if I die, avenge me."
Benito Mussolini's people had had enough of such phrases. Of late the trains had not even run on time.