The human tendency to corrupt the good was the great insight he saw manifested in governments, business, democracies, utopian societies, and churches. This position is laid out profoundly in one of his most influential books, Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932).
– Wikipedia: Reinhold Niebuhr. Admired by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Madeleine Albright, TIME Magazine, and The Right Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.
Mathematically, popularity must please the average person in a group. This explains great failures in democracy.
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
They share a nest. And when vampires live in nests, they become more cruel, more vicious. They become laws unto themselves. Whereas vampires such as I, who live alone, are much more likely to hang onto some semblance of our former humanity.
– True Blood, season I, episode 3