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The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies. - Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams
From the very beginning of a person’s life one learns that the purpose of life is not uninterrupted pleasure. Every infant suffers pains and illnesses. We should not perceive illness and pain as negative. Suffering teaches us humility. We learn that we do not have complete power over ourselves. - Shlomo Wolbe, aka Wilhelm Wolbe
The price of power is responsibility for the public good. - Winthrop Williams Aldrich
He who is too much afraid of being duped has lost the power of being magnanimous. -
Knowledge, love, power - there is the complete life. -
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
To live happily is an inward power of the soul. - Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
No being can be spoken of as evil, in so far as it is being, but only so far as it lacks being. Thus a man is said to be evil because he lacks the being of virtue; and an eye is said to be evil because it lacks the power to see well. -
The intellectual soul, because it can comprehend universals, has a power extending to the infinite; therefore it cannot be limited by nature either to certain fixed natural judgments, or to certain fixed means whether of defense or of clothing, as is the case with other animals, the souls of which have knowledge and power in regard to fixed particular things. Instead of all these, man has by nature his reason and his hands, which are the organs of organs, since by their means man can make for himself instruments of an infinite variety, and for any number of purposes. -
The will to power, as the modern age from Hobbes to Nietzsche understood it, far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one. Power corrupts indeed when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before. -
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