Quote from Benjamin Disraeli,
If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of the public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of the public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valueable, and your freedom less complete.
Benjamin Disraeli (more quotes by Benjamin Disraeli or books by/about Benjamin Disraeli)
(1804-1881) Prime Minister of England, British statesman, novelist
Speech in the House of Commons, March 31, 1850
Authority, Debt, Democracy, Freedom, Independence, Peace, Property, Reason, War