Here is Andy Rooney again from Out of My Mind.
Something I read in college keeps coming back to me and I can't remember the source. It was that ancient Greece and Rome didn't go into decline because there was anything wrong with the principles on which their civilizations were based. They went into decline because the people who believed in the principles became a minority and they were overrun by people who didn't understand those principles at all. There must have been some Greek and Roman George Bushes.
- Andy Rooney