"Power, like a desolating pestilence,
Pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience,
Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,
Makes slaves of men, and of the human frame,
A mechanized automaton."
by:
Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792-1822) British poet
Source:
Queen Mab [1813], pt. III
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