The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle…




The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle…

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle… --Thomas Paine

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind.

Thomas Paine

Year: 1787
Context: The American Crisis No. 5
Tags: grecians, mankind, principle, romans, slaves, spirit of liberty



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