All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.Insert obligatory anti-formalist, left-libertarian promotion here.
The virtue of excellence
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I've heard it before, but it sums up so much: