Simone Weil on Money and Power
I don't know whether it is a good thing or bad, but old Gilleland got me back onto a Weilian jag. This is from Gravity and Grace, p. 133:
Power (and money, power's master key) is means at its purest. For that very reason, it is the supreme end for all those who have not understood.
An important truth well delivered. See here for some good and bad aphorisms of E. M. Cioran.