"Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master."
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Sallust
[Gaius Sallustius Crispus] (86-34 BC) Statesman and Historian during the last century of the Roman Republic
Source:
Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus) in Histories
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WOW (again today) great distinction and, said exceedingly well - to the point.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    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.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    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.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
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    Well said,J Carlton, and we must not replace the trash with more of the same.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    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.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Oh and then they redefine liberty as a 'utopia' where they are free of any personal responsibility.
     -- JoW, Utah     
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    SO true! Whenever the people vote for the one that promises them money, they are essentially agreeing with this statement.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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