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Quotations by Lord Acton
Lord ActonThe highest political end - Liberty is not a means to a higher political end, it is itself the highest political end.

Power corrupts - Power tends to Corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. . .There is no worse heresy than that the office santifies the holder of it.

Great men almost always bad - Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.