So what have we learnt in two millennia?

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.”

— Cicero , 55 BC

Evidently, not a damn thing…

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    So true Phil, nice find!!

  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraabout 5 years ago

    Wow.. does it make you think of how stupid humans are? Or is it naive?? Is it just plain lust….of the flesh… that can’t be controlled.. Maybe all of the above… But I wonder how long…it will go on… This IS a great find!! xo

  • Dion Futerman
    Dion Futermanabout 5 years ago


  • kilmann
    kilmannabout 5 years ago

    Just so – true! And nothing since has changed.

  • GailD
    GailDabout 5 years ago

    Well. Looks like not much has been learned.

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant, Phil! I’m going to try and forward this to both political parties – maybe twice to Labor! We have an election next Saturday 21 August and I fear for direction this country is taking with the current lot, esp.their unholy alliance with the Greens and worry about the other.

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