Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in — Leonard Cohen, "Anthem" (1992)
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason.
— William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar" (1599)
[Alcibiades] does not treat his own fellow Athenians as his equals, but robs them, strikes them, throws them into prison, and extorts money from them, yes, shows the democracy to be nothing better than a sham, by talking like a champion of the people and acting like a tyrant, since he has found out that while the word "tyranny" fills you with concern, the thing [itself] leaves you undisturbed.
— Andocides, "Against Alcibiades" (c. 415 BC)