Facts about Lord Acton

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Lord Acton was a famous Historian from United Kingdom, who lived between January 10, 1834 and June 19, 1902. He/she became 68 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 27 quotes who is written / told by Lord, under the main topic Government.

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Famous quotes by Lord Acton (27)


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"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice"
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"There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye"
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"There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men"
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"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"
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"The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future"
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"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections"
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"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"
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"The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers"
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"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks"
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"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern"
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"Socialism means slavery"
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"Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin"
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"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"
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"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
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"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
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"Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity"
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"Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith"
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"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought"
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"Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end"
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"Learn as much by writing as by reading"
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"If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh"
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"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money"
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"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul"
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"Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity"
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"Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites"
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"And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that"
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"A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times"


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