Power Tends to Corrupt

A lot of things can be said about power but perhaps nothing has the accuracy and longevity of the observation of the English historian, Lord Acton (John Dalberg-Acton) (1834-1902) on the matter. In a 1887 letter he wrote: Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise … Continue reading Power Tends to Corrupt

I’m leaving on a jet plane

I am off to visit the old neighborhood. Southwest Airlines flight from Philadelphia, PA via Chicago, IL to San Jose, CA. Here are some quotes  I like.  From the admittedly wise Socrates-- Intelligent individuals learn from every thing and every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answers. The German … Continue reading I’m leaving on a jet plane