Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton
Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite -
Every country has the government it deserves
Joseph de Maistre
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
the Satires of Juvenal
From Bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.
The Tytler Cycle or the Fatal Sequence
Fulfillment in life involves loving a good woman and killing a bad man.