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Lord Acton

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 1834-1902 ,  English historian
Lord ActonSir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet, usually referred to simply as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer.

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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.


A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.


Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.


The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority.


And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.


Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.


Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.


A man can be trusted only up to low-water mark.












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