Monday, November 21, 2005

Nothing New Under The Sun

"Now bad men, when their parents or country have any defects, look on them with malignant joy, and find fault with them and expose and denounce them to others, under the idea that the rest of makind will be less likely to take themselves to task and accuse them of neglect; and they blame their defects far more than they deserve, in order that the odium which is necessarily incurred by them may be increased."

Plato
Protagoras, transl. Jowett
346a

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

As Good As It Gets

All leaders are going to cheat, and feather their own nests.

The best we can wish the wretched of the earth is that one day they'll have leaders who are merely crooks, not crooked sadists.