Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The Duke takes a town in the same light-hearted way as he seduces a woman.john pomfret
Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.nassim nicholas taleb
The Orderer, whose core issue is control, splits us into Controller and Out-of-Control selves, tells us "Don't Feel", and generates anxiety, rigidity, and addictions. The Orderer seduces us with the belief that order can be imposed from without, that the answer to chaos is more rigid order.Starhawk, in The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979), p. 238
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