Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two Takes on Power

"It's said that 'power corrupts', but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable."
-- David Brin, novelist

"The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing."
-- Gamel Abdel Nasser (1918-1970), former Egyptian president

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

Amazingly apt quotes, Sean! Wherever did you find them? See you in Winona!