Sallust Quote

“Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.”

~ Sallust

Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) in Histories

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

WOW (again today) great distinction and, said exceedingly well - to the point.

J Carlton, Calgary

With that in mind, would it be fair to say that we have not lost our liberties so much as won our enslavement? Take out the trash in November.

Justin, Elkland

Few men understand liberty fully. But those who do not understand liberty more often seek to be the master of others, not the servant of others.

jim k, Austin,Tx

Well said,J Carlton, and we must not replace the trash with more of the same.

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RBESRQ    6/30/10

He certainly lived during Romes big transition the assassination of Julius Cesar and the birth of Emperors (Augustus) So his comment with regard to "Master" has much feeling.

JoW, Utah
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JoW, Utah    7/1/10

Oh and then they redefine liberty as a 'utopia' where they are free of any personal responsibility.

E Archer, NYC

SO true! Whenever the people vote for the one that promises them money, they are essentially agreeing with this statement.


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