Authority intoxicates,
And makes mere sots of magistrates;
The fumes of it invade the brain,
And make men giddy, proud, and vain.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) English poet, satirist, painter, philosopher [Hudibras Butler]
“Miscellaneous Thoughts,” l. 283
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