The Literary Corner and Philosophers Thread

This thread is dedicated to great literary writers, philosophers and great pieces.

Share a quote, a favorite book, or simply write something profound. Be inspired to create something too.

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.”
-Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

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Interesting insight he had…:thinking:

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That is interesting and as I ponder it, there is a lot of truth in it. Not sure I agree with the last sentence though.

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Hard to disagree with this. The last sentence… meh? not so sure, but I won’t discount it.

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“They say prostitution is the oldest profession known to man,
followed by politics.
The two are in perfect company that compliment each other in the mirror”
~TH

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“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”… Plato.

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What Would Nietzsche Think of 21st Century Society?

Interesting quotes from some of the greatest minds both living and passed. Such looks into the historical lens is when its obvious our species is living in a time where searching for solutions to fix the morass we created is desperately needed.

“A nations identity is reflected by its culture of media”~ unknown

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." (Mark Twain)

Mark Twain is probably one of my favorites when it comes to quotes. The era he lived in is fascinating times in American history. I wonder if cancel and woke culture will go after him?

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“Literature and music are like companions, lovers living in exile from a culture devoid for their appreciation.” ~ Unknown