Marguerite Yourcenar Quote

For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free man (all who try that have proved tiresome), but a technique: I hoped to discover the hinge where our will meets and moves with destiny, and where discipline strengthens, instead of restraining, our nature.


Memoirs of Hadrian (ed. 1954)

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For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free ...

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For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free ...

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For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free ...

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For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free ...