Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Free Men

"The people don't like to be conquered, sir, and so they will not be. Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat.  Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars.  You will find that is so, sir."
~ Mayor Orden, a central character in the John Steinbeck novel The Moon is Down

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