Principium Volume III, Book 13, Quote 1315, 1316, and 1317

1315. (2-28-2011) Power changes its appearance but not its reality.

-Bertrand de Jouvenel, 1903-1987

1316. (2-28-2011) Politics are about power; we cannot evade the truth of its consequences.

-Dr. Dennis William Brogan, 1900-1974 - Professor of Political Science at Cambrige University-Forward to On Power The Natural History of Its Growth

1317. (2-28-2011) Arbitrary power is the natural object of temptation to a prince, as wine or women to a young fellow, or a bribe to a judge, or vanity to a woman


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