John Acton

John Acton

English historian
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.More John Acton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.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]
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 [01/19/2010 12:01:00]

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