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Daemon
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I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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A good little man is truly a great man.
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Daemon wrote:
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
Adyl Mouhei
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Idepends on who you call a great man.
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Daemon wrote:
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. Though Great and little man have a long history of difficult relationship, they can’t live without each other...
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I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
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Think
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Excellent!Speak to the hand Boo hoo! Boo hoo! Applause
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A great men: in his nature? self proclaimed? others proclaimed? just greater between smaller men? just a consequence of his acts?
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Daemon wrote:
I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


More often they produce a pool of blood around them, seldom get their just deserts for it,
and almost never do they come a cropper.
monamagda
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Context from: Essay ‘What I Believe' from essay collection Two Cheers for
Democracy





No, I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper. Every now and then one reads in the newspapers some such statement as: "The coup d'etat appears to have failed, and Admiral Toma's where abouts is at present unknown." Admiral Toma had probably every qualification for being a Great Man - an iron will, personal magnetism, dash, flair, sexlessness - but fate was against him, so he retires to unknown whereabouts instead of parading history with his peers. He fails with a completeness which no artist and no lover can experience, because with them the process of creation is itself an achievement, whereas with him the only possible achievement is success.

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