time, education and self-determination

I found a nice quote that I am willing to share with the audience:

“Le temps seul peut rendre les peuples capables de se gouverner eux-mêmes. Leur Education se fait par leurs révolutions.”

That can be translated circa as:

“Only time can enable people to be capable of self-governing themselves. Their education is done with their revolutions.”

Alphonse de Lamartine, poet and politician, beginning of 19th century.

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