John Acton

John Acton

English historian
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.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]
Liberty is the prevention of control by others.More John Acton quotes [01/19/2010 12:01:00]
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 [01/19/2010 12:01:00]
The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.More John Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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