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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Diversity

“When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”

JFK
Inspired by the addage that no two snowflakes are the same.

5 comments:

Elaine said...

really unique....

Mike said...

When a person gains power over other persons — the political power to force other persons to do his bidding when they do not believe it right to do so — it seems inevitable that a moral weakness develops in the person who exercises that power. It may take time for this weakness to become visible. In fact, its full extent is frequently left to the historians to record, but we eventually learn of it. It was Lord Acton, the British historian, who said: "All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Mike said...

“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.”

Elaine said...

Maybe Lord Acton said "All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely", but my father, Martin J. Dohaney said it first.....

Moira said...

Beautiful pic Kryssie, I like it!