Friday, May 28, 2010

QOTD, 05/28/2010

From Rantberg:
In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and they lost it all—security, comfort and freedom... When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.

Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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