Some random thoughts on the inauguration of American President Obama:
Aldous Huxley: At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.But then again, I am not a huge fan of change.
Henry Brooks Adam: It is always good men who do the most harm in the world.
Mary Wollstonecraft: Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil. No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Rene Descartes: The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
William Penn: To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.