June 5, 1883. Died April 21, 1946.
is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of
men will do the most wickedest of things for the
greatest good of everyone.
do not know which makes a man more conservative to
know nothing but the present, or nothing but the
ideas of economists and political philosophers, both
when they are right and when they are wrong, are more
powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world
is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe
themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual
influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct
In the long run we are all dead.