John Acton

John Acton

English historian
Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.More John Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.More John Acton quotes [01/19/2010 12:01:00]
History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.More John Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicityMore John Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.More John Acton quotes [01/19/2010 12:01:00]

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