I usually share the opening lines of books but I was reading The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Tolstoy and I read this sentence:
The good cannot seize power, nor retain it, to do this men must love power. And love of power is inconsistent with goodness; but quite consistent with the very opposite qualities – pride, cunning, cruelty.
I had the feeling that you would enjoy this.
Tolstoy, you are brilliant.