Lord Acton

Lord Acton

I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power...power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.More Lord Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many men can no more be kept straight by spiritual motives than we can live without policemen.More Lord Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.More Lord Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A people averse to the institution of private property is without the first elements of freedomMore Lord Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. It is not for the sake of a good public administration that it is required, but for the security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life.More Lord Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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