"The highest proof of virtue is
to possess boundless power without abusing it."
by:
Thomas Babington Macaulay
(1800-1859) [Lord Macaulay] 1st Baron Macaulay, British historian
Source:
review of Lucy Aikin, 'Life and Writings of Addison,' 1943
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 -- Anonymous      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Is there even one today with such power who would not abuse it?
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Again, its rhetorical...
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Yes there is, but few and far between. Are you one, a person of virtue. Look in the mirror.
     -- David, Orlando     
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    There is only one who fits that category! JESUS, the Christ,AKA GOD Almighty!
     -- Duncan Campbell, Castleton, NY     
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    That's why George Washington is still regarded as the most virtuous president America ever had... and why the Bush's, Clinton's and Obama's have shown they cannot be trusted with power.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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