Monday, January 28, 2008


Interlude III

"Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of
being able to do what we ought."
- Lord Acton

Lord Acton is the gentleman who gave us the dictum:
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

Most people don't add the rest of the quote:
"Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority."


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