Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.

[Namque pauci libertatem, pars magna iustos dominos volunt.]

Sallust (c. 86-35 BC) Roman historian and politician [Gaius Sallustius Crispus]
Histories, 4.69.18

    Alt. trans.:
  • "Few men desire freedom, the greater part desire just masters."
  • "Only a few prefer liberty, the majority seek nothing more than fair masters."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 10-Jan-14
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