Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Some things never change

veritas meminit

In view of approaching election day --

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
~~ Plato


Tolstoy on Kerry?

"In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning and cruelty."
~~ Leo Tolstoy


1 Comments:

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Pindar said...

It looks like politics hasn't changed since Plato's day, and both Plato and Tolstoy saw the same danger that power tempts men's souls with.

 

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