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The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every read more

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.

by Lord Acton Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

by Lord Acton Found in: Government Quotes,
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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around read more

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a read more

Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.

by Lord Acton Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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