Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.
The communism of Karl Marx would probably be actually the best for everybody as a whole. But what he didn't figure into was human nature, and that's what corrupts it.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.