Monday, November 13, 2006

Gibbon's History--A Warning

“In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.” —Edward Gibbon

Today's PatriotPost.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Nice.

Too bad those who could learn the most from this lesson will either not understand it or spin it to suit their needs.

jp said...

In the end, almost all people will choose security.
Great freedom is what most secure people want.