Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Men who allow their love of power to give them a distorted view of the world are to be found in every asylum: one man will think that he is the Governor of the Bank of England, another will think he is the King, and yet another will think he is God.
I once devised a test question which I put to many people to discover whether they were pessimists. The question was: If you had the power to destroy the world, would you do so?
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
What is new in our time is the increased power of the authorities to enforce their prejudices.
In a man whose reasoning powers are good, fallacious arguments are evidence of bias. p. 67.