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September 17

I AM owner of the sphere,
Of the seven stars and the solar year,
Of Caesar’s hand, and Plato’s brain,
Of Lord Christ’s heart, and Shakespeare’s strain. 117 more words

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Democracy and the Economics of Politics

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men . . .”

The truth of Lord Acton’s observation gets confirmed with sickening regularity. 1,079 more words


Quote by Lord Acton on power

A quote by Lord Acton on power is the topic of this blog post.

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton… 143 more words

Useful Quotations

June 18

FOR right is right, since God is God,
And right the day must win.
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin.
Frederick W. 141 more words


June 9

DWELT no power divine within us,
How could God’s divineness win us?
Johann. W. von Goethe

THE voice of Duty—what is it, if it be not the suggestion of God? 195 more words

James Martineau

Will To Power

It is possible to see Donald Trump’s craving for attention as simply one feature or aspect of what Nietzsche called the “Will to Power.” Nietzsche was convinced that life itself is nothing but a will to power, over oneself and over others as well. 717 more words

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