“Perhaps the most widespread illusion is that if we were in power we would behave very differently from those who now hold it -- when, in truth, in order to get power we would have to become very much like them.”
⇒ (Lenin's fatal mistake, both in theory and in practice.)
“There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.”
⇒ Jean Giraudoux, "Tiger at the Gates"
“A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
⇒ William Blake