Lord Acton Quotes

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im-not-a-driven-businessman-but-a-driven-artist-i-never-think-about-money-beautiful-things-make-money
opinions-alter-manners-change-creeds-rise-and-fall-but-the-moral-laws-are-written-on-the-table-of-eternity
the-danger-is-not-that-a-particular-class-is-unfit-to-govern-every-class-is-unfit-to-govern
history-is-not-a-burden-on-the-memory-but-an-illumination-of-the-soul
if-some-great-catastrophe-is-not-announced-every-morning-we-feel-a-certain-void-nothing-in-the-paper-today-we-sigh
power-tends-to-corrupt-and-absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely
liberty-is-not-the-power-of-doing-what-we-like-but-the-right-to-do-what-we-ought
there-is-not-a-soul-who-does-not-have-to-beg-alms-of-another-either-a-smile-a-handshake-or-a-fond-eye
it-is-easy-to-speak-words-wisdom-from-comfortable-distance-when-one-sees-no-reality-no-details-none-effect-on-mens-minds-lord-acton
learn-as-much-by-writing-as-by-reading-lord-acton
power-tends-to-corrupt-absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely-great-men-are-almost-always-bad-men-lord-acton
the-issue-which-has-swept-down-centuries-which-will-have-to-be-fought-sooner-later-is-people-versus-banks-lord-acton
history-provides-neither-compensation-for-suffering-nor-penalties-for-wrong-lord-acton
there-should-be-law-to-people-besides-its-own-will-lord-acton
government-rules-present-literature-rules-future-lord-acton
no-public-character-has-ever-stood-revelation-private-utterance-correspondence-lord-acton
power-tends-to-corrupt-absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely-lord-acton
selfpreservation-selfdenial-basis-all-political-economy-lord-acton
to-develop-perfect-arm-conscience-is-great-achievement-history-lord-acton
a-generous-spirit-prefers-that-his-country-should-be-poor-weak-no-account-but-free-rather-than-powerful-prosperous-enslaved-lord-acton
a-history-that-should-pursue-all-subtle-threads-from-end-to-end-might-be-eminently-valuable-but-not-as-tribute-to-peace-conciliation-lord-acton
liberty-is-not-power-doing-what-we-like-but-right-being-able-to-do-what-we-ought-lord-acton
political-differences-essentially-depend-on-disagreement-in-moral-principles-lord-acton
truth-is-only-merit-that-gives-dignity-worth-to-history-lord-acton
character-is-tested-by-true-sentiments-more-than-by-conduct-a-man-is-seldom-better-than-his-word-lord-acton
every-class-is-unfit-to-govern-lord-acton
socialism-easily-accepts-despotism-it-requires-strongest-execution-power-power-sufficient-to-interfere-with-property-lord-acton
every-thing-secret-degenerates-even-administration-justice-nothing-is-safe-that-does-not-show-how-it-can-bear-discussion-publicity-lord-acton
ink-was-not-invented-to-express-our-real-feelings-lord-acton
a-government-does-not-desire-its-powers-to-be-strictly-defined-but-subjects-require-line-to-be-drawn-with-increasing-precision-lord-acton
piety-sometimes-gives-birth-to-scruples-faith-to-superstition-when-they-are-not-directed-by-wisdom-knowledge-lord-acton
liberty-has-not-only-enemies-which-it-conquers-but-perfidious-friends-who-rob-fruits-its-victories-absolute-democracy-socialism-lord-acton
from-absolute-will-entire-people-there-is-no-appeal-no-redemption-no-refuge-but-treason-lord-acton
guard-against-prestige-great-names-see-that-your-judgments-are-your-own-do-not-shrink-from-disagreement-no-trusting-without-testing-lord-acton
do-not-turn-yourself-from-end-into-meansone-does-not-justify-other-lord-acton
be-generous-before-you-are-just-do-not-temper-mercy-with-justice-lord-acton
the-finest-opportunity-ever-given-to-world-was-thrown-away-because-passion-equality-made-vain-hope-for-freedom-lord-acton
official-truth-is-not-actual-truth-lord-acton
the-reward-history-is-that-it-releases-relieves-us-from-present-strife-lord-acton
before-men-can-find-peace-harmony-within-themselves-they-must-first-fall-in-love-with-their-country-lord-acton
socialism-means-slavery-lord-acton
fanaticism-in-religion-is-alliance-passions-she-condemns-with-dogmas-she-professes-lord-acton
there-is-no-error-monstrous-that-it-fails-to-find-defenders-among-ablest-men
the-long-term-versus-short-term-argument-is-one-used-by-losers
be-not-content-with-best-book-seek-sidelights-from-others-have-no-favourites