Jun 6, 2006

True Character

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

1 comment:

Mark Epstein said...

As Lord Acton noted, "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely."

It's interesting to note that we can observe what Lord Acton did last century -- namely -- that as a person's power increases, their ability to determine morality decreases correspondingly.