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In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. [on ancient Athens]

Author: Edward Gibbon, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny security responsibility comfort politicalpower edwardgibbon athens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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