Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Two Not-So-Random Quotes

"A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremes of injustice and oppression."

Edward Gibbon, referring to Theodosius I, in 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. (Folio Society, 1995, Eleventh Printing 2000, Volume III, page 348)

"Nobody is listening to your telephone calls."

U.S. President Barack Obama, June 2013

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