Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

"Nearly all people* are slaves,"

wrote Chamfort,
"for the same reason that the Spartans said the Persians were servile:
because they lack the strength to say No.
To be able to utter that word, and to live alone,
are the only two ways of preserving freedom and character."

* He wrote 'men', of course...

2 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Yes.
The only way to be really free
is to be a master of yourself
with or without the company.11

Ann Sterzinger said...

Actually, most men are slaves because there are too many people, too many governments, and not enough land. If you can't feed yourself without dependency you're screwed. And even if you do get a small farm, have fun with the taxes...