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Every Man Invested with Power is Apt to Abuse It

Charles-Louis de Secondat

Charles-Louis de Secondat

“But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.” — Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)


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