Henry David Thoreau believed that goodness tainted was an abomination.
“There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Niccolò Machiavelli understood the human condition.
""Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man..."
William Faulkner is considered one of America's pre-eminent authors. He is known for his writings about the South.
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"
In politics, Napoléon Bonaparte believed that stupidity could be a boon.
Friedrich Nietzsche believed madness was the rule of group endeavors.
H.L. Mencken summarizes the nature of demagogues in a single sentence.
We are learning what we have to do to restore democracy.