Quotation by Edmund Burke

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.
Edmund Burke (1729–1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly, January 19, 1791.
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