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Questionable Quote from Sir Alex Fraser Tytler,

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations
has been two hundred years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;

from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;

from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;

from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."


Sir Alex Fraser Tytler (more quotes by Sir Alex Fraser Tytler or books by/about Sir Alex Fraser Tytler)

(1742-1813) Lord Woodhouselee, Scottish jurist, professor and historian


Questionable. See


Constitution, Freedom, Government, Independence, Individual Rights, Justice, Morals, Oppression, Tyranny, Courage, Liberty, Terrorism


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