Thursday, September 10, 2009

Acton's Maxims

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” Lord Acton

“There is no worse heresy than the idea that an office sanctifies the holder of it. " Lord Acton

“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” Lord Acton