I am reading Rubicon by Tom Holland to prepare for an essay question for Roman History.
He gives a quote that I put in the blog last year from Caesar’s account of his campaigns in Gaul.
Human nature is universally imbued with a desire for liberty, and a hatred for servitude.
Of course the Gallic Wars was also a work of propaganda. Whether humans innately desire liberty is an interesting question in light of the time Caesar lived in. It is also a very relevant quote these days.