1878_Nassau William Senior – ‘Conversations with M. Thiers, M. Guizot and other..’ v. II, London

The real Greeks would have never driven out the Turks. They were too degraded even to wish for liberty. For many years after we had achieved our own independence they called the time of Turkish rule ‘the good times’. It was the Albanians and Macedonians and foreigners who fought the Turks.