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Monday, June 24, 2013


“Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.”

John Dalberg Lord Acton

“The vast majority of the race, whether savage or civilized, are secretly kind-hearted and shrink from inflicting pain, but in the presence of the aggressive and pitiless minority, they don’t dare to assert themselves.”

Mark Twain

Their fundamental belief simply has to be that society must not exist for society’s sake, but only as the foundation and scaffolding on which the best type of being is able to raise itself to its higher task and to a higher state of being…”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“On Wall Street he and a few others—how many?—three hundred, four hundred, five hundred?—had become precisely that … Masters of the Universe.”

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport.”

William Shakespeare, King Lear

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