Some things don’t change

Wordsworth, in the early 19th century, quoted by Will Durant in the late 20th century, and still timely in the early 21st century:

 

“The world is running mad with its notion that its evils are to be relieved by political changes, political remedies, political nostrums, whereas the great evils – civilization, bondage, misery – lie deep in the heart, and nothing but virtue and religion can remove them.”

The Age of Napoleon, p. 452.

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