John Acton

John Acton

English historian
By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.More 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]
Patriotism is in political life what faith is in religion.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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatest men, you can quote for everything.More John Acton quotes [01/19/2010 12:01:00]

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