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Wonder. Who said it and in what context if possible??

Thanks a million

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"We have reached the point where we cannot tolerate either our vices or their cure."
~ “Livy’s reflection on ancient Rome”
http://www.theologymatters.com/TMIssues/JulAug95.pdf
Even in the deeply nonjudgmental age in which we live, we must be willing, now and again, to make some moral judgments. Otherwise we truly have reached a point where, in the words of Livy, we can't bear either our diseases or their cure."
~ William J. Bennett, Editorial, The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2000
http://loper.org/~george/trends/2000/May/54.html
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"Here are the questions to which I should like every reader to give his close attention: what life and morals were like; through what men and what policies, in peace and in war, empire was established and enlarged. Then let him note how, with the gradual relaxation of discipline, morals first subsided, as it were, then sank lower and lower, and finally began the downward plunge which has brought us to our present time, when we can endure neither our vices nor their cure."
~ Livy (Titus Livius), Roman historian
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa090397.htm
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/blhistquotes.htm
BORN IN PATAVIUM, Livy lived from c. 59 B.C. to c. A.D. 17. Fifty-eight years hardly seems long enough to have finished his magnum opus, Ab Urbe Condita, a feat which has been compared with publishing one 300 page book each year for forty years.
Most of Livy's 142 books on the 770 year history of Rome have been lost, but 35 survive…


The more difficult problem for Canada as for the United States is to work through the relation of rights and private freedom in this culture, in French form or English, to the state. If the United States in this problem appears to be at a certain impasse, where the people can bear neither their ills nor the correction of them, our institutions provide the frame-work of a solution, could we but animate them and make them our own. Towards this understanding the greater intellectuality of French culture can be a leaven, as in fact in recent years Quebec has been the source of the constitutional ferment out of which may come a Canada able to be an equal partner with the United States in North America and perhaps a lesson to it. That would assuredly be a Canada enlivened by the two distinct forms of a common culture.
~ Dr. James Doull
http://www.prayerbook.ca/machray/pbscmr2b.htm

the chicken or the egg

Psalm 27:1


"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'" ~ Hilaire Belloc
 
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Thanks Jon, outstanding find.


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Michael
 
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