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Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.Burke, Edmund
Excerpt from The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12) · This quote is about power · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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