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Re: MR: Disc: Saber es poder
> > I believe the English might also have a proverb about
> > the link between knowledge and power.
> > Oh. You mean "Power corrupts: Absolute Power is kinda neat"?
> I like it. Winston Churchill, right?
May I suggest that you are simply wrong in every particular?
First of all, it was George Santayana.
Secondly, the correct quotation is:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Thirdly, it has nothing to do with knowlege, power and the
relationship between them.
Fourthly, it is a quotaion, not a proverb.
Fifthly, Santayana was not English.
Sixthly, you don't like it.
BTW, I saw the following item on the Lord Acton Book Shoppe
home page (http://www.acton.org/books.html):
Lord Acton T-Shirt
Impress your friends with this Lord Acton t-shirt!
It features an illustration of Lord Acton on the front with
the caption, "Power Corrupts." Comes in large or extra large.
The home page is maintained by the Acton Institute for the
Study of Religion and Liberty, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
So, where the hell was Biggles, when you needed him last Saturday?
And where are all the sportsmen who used to pull you through?
They're all resting down in Cornwall, writing up their memoirs
For a paperback edition of the Boy Scout Manual.
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