Summa Potestas

Intellects, they come in all
Sorts of shapes and sizes;
But rarely will the smartest one
Also be the wisest

For smartness has such vanity
That evil’s often wrought;
So taken with what it can do
Missing what it cannot

If my brainpower grew tenfold
It might cause some alarm;
For brains are tools, and can be used
For good things, or for harm

Examine human history
Its many evils, sad —
See every step in human knowledge:
Just more power
For bad


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