Month: February 2017

History finds that human nature is essentially the same in ancient and in modern civilizations, in the poor as in the rich, in radicals as in conservatives, in underprivileged peoples as in affluent states. If anything is clear in the experience of mankind it is that successful revolutionists soon behave like the men they have overthrown. Hence history smiles at the revolutions as understandable reactions but unprofitable and transient; they may give vent to just resentment, but they produce only surface change; under the new names and phrases the old realities survive

— Will Durant From “Fallen Leaves: Last words on Life, Love, War, and God” P. 159