Solon Quote

“If through your vices you afflicted are, Lay not the blame of your distress on God; You made your rulers mighty, gave them guards, So now you groan 'neath slavery's heavy rod.”

~ Solon

Diogenes Laërtius (trans. C. D. Yonge) The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (1853), "Solon", sect. 5, p. 25.

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

The people should not complain for letting their Government become their rulers? Au Contraire! The people must wrest their liberties and freedoms from the hands of their government....again.

jim k, Austin, Tx

J got it right.

Eloisa, Yuma,AZ

We should learn from history.

James Young, Reno, Nevada

The U.S.A. is a prime example of this quote. Because the founders left the citizenry too few checks and balances toward the establishment of THEIR Government, we now have a Government run amuck.


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