Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
More Quotes from John Steinbeck:There used to be a thing or a commodity we put great store by. It was called the People. Find out where the People have gone. I don't mean the square-eyed toothpaste-and-hair-dye people or the new-car-or-bust people, or the success-and-coronary people. Maybe they never existed, but if there ever were the People, that's the commodity the Declaration was talking about, and Mr. Lincoln.
I know this -- a man got to do what he got to do.
I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
No one wants advice - only corroboration.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
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