Reading Medea by Euripides today. Here is a quotation appropriate for the 4th of July:
Deina turannon lemata kai pos
Olig’ archomenoi, polla kratountes
Chalepos orgas metaballounsin
To gar eithisthai zen ep’ isoisin
Dangerous are tyrants’ desires
For how little are they are ruled
And how much they command:
Rarely will they cast off anger.
The best custom is to live as equals.