Noteable Quote: Cicero on Handouts

by Scott Morales

Gaius Gracchus proposed his grain law. It delighted the people for it provided an abundance of food free of toil.  The good men, by contrast, fought against it because they reckoned that the masses would be seduced from the ways of hard work and become slothful, and they saw that the treasury would be drained dry.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero ,Speech on Behalf of Publius Sestius (h/t: After America)

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