Power tends to corrupt absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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Truth is the only merit that gives dignity and worth to history
Never be surprised at the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton
In every age its (liberty's) progress has been beset by its natural enemies, by ignorance and superstition, by lust of conquest and by love of ease, by the strong man's craving for power, and the poor man's craving for food
Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority but still more when they are super bad and add the tendency of the certainty of corruption of authority.
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