Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. "Classification of Historic Data," The Philosophy of History (1837).
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