The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
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- When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
- You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother’s milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
- Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
- It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
- Though I can make my extravaganzas appear credible, I cannot make the truth appear so.
- Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.