"It is said that power corrupts,
but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible.
The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."
David Brin
(1950- ) Author
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 -- Barbara, Fort worth      
spot on and I love the jibe implied in 'the sane' LOL
 -- King_Cotto, Notts     
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    The sane usually avoid politics as evidenced by the people running the country today.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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     -- bkstamerica, Freeport fl      
    I agree there, Jim, I don't involve myself in any form of politics, except when it comes to voting. I am not ignorant of what's going on in the word, I just try not to dwell on it too much or I get angry.
     -- Anonymous     
    If the 'sane' do not take a more active responsibility in keeping their servant government chained to the Constitution, the insanity will continue.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Sane men will surely be drawn by power and money to an enterprise. It is a natural thing for a man to want to be rich or powerful. In the case of government it is the mixing of the two that has been so destructive. The office of the president has always been one of great power. But the presidency was never so lucrative in the Age of Statesmen.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
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    LOL I love it. All above have good points. I think that if the term 'sane' were changed to, 'those with no criminal intent,' the comedic concept would be more accurate.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Most of the people you work with are sane. But they are all hungry for power, in one form or another. If they get what they want, they always want more. Hence, Power corrupts. The sane can be.
     -- David, Orlando     
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    Chicken and egg argument but I can think of a few national leaders who would tick the 'in-sane' box as well as a few potential ones.
     -- Mick, Manchester     
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     -- muzammil, multan      
    I'm in doubt. I've saw this quote in a Frank Herbert book (one of the Dune series). Who took from who?
     -- Felipe, So Paulo     
     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA      
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