great people are almost always bad people

Toronto, 2014.06.02

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely; great people are almost always bad people. I'd heard the first part of this famous quote by "Baron Acton", but not that last bit. Happily, not a lot of great people about these days.

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(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

In our society, there seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it.

-David Graeber