From EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING

Choose your leaders
with wisdom and forethought.

To be led by a coward
is to be controlled
by all that the coward fears.

To be led by a fool
is to be led
by the opportunists
who control the fool.

To be led by a thief
is to offer up
your most precious treasures
to be stolen.

To be led by a liar
is to ask
to be told lies.

To be led by a tyrant
is to sell yourself
and those you love
into slavery.

–Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

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~ by rebel13 on July 8, 2017.

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