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power

Cynical Definitions

n. The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.

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Cynical Quotations

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study Hard. Be evil.

— Unknown

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Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

— P.J. O'Rourke

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CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.

— Arthur C. Clarke

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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.

— David Brin

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

— Abraham Lincoln

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Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

— John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy, 1981-1987

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Some men manage not to be corrupted by power. This is almost a shame.

— William Ferraiolo

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What does this say about God?

— Guy Smith

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What does this say about God?

— Guy Smith

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