Two thousand years ago, there may not have been liberals as we think of them today, but some of the dumb ideas that underpin the whole ideology were floating around. Fortunately, in Greece some of the greatest minds in human history were there to set people straight. There are an awful lot of liberals who could benefit from reading these more than 2,000 year-old words of wisdom.
1) “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” — Plutarch
2) “When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.” — Epictetus
3) “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” — Aristotle