Quotation by Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Only the history of free peoples is worth our attention; the history of men under a despotism is merely a collection of anecdotes.
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 2, no. 487 (1796), trans. by E. Powys Mathers (1926).
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