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Famous Quote from Lord Acton,

"I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men,
with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong.
If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ...
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 


Lord Acton (more quotes by Lord Acton or books by/about Lord Acton)

[John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton] (1834-1902), First Baron Acton of Aldenham


in a letter to the bishop of London, Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 5,1887


Corruption, Executive Orders, Government, Power, President


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