Monday, September 26, 2005

Food for Thought

We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire. Unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense. - Gore Vidal

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Men who allow their love of power to give them a distorted view of the world are to be found in every asylum: one man will think he is the governor of the Bank of England, another will think he is the king, and yet another will think he is God. Highly similar delusions, if expressed by educated men in obscure language, lead to professorships of philosophy, and if expressed by emotional men in eloquent language, lead to dictatorships. - Bertrand Russell

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

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