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Letter "L" » Lord Acton Quotes
«Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.»
«A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.»
«There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.»
«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.»
«Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.»
«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.»
«Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.»
«The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.»
«It is bad to be oppressed by a minority, but it is worse to be oppressed by a majority. For there is a reserve of latent power in the masses which, if it is called into play, the minority can seldom resist. But from the absolute will of an entire people there is no appeal, no redemption, no refuge but treason.»
«Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.»