Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.