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Power Tends to Corrupt…

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, (January 10, 1834 – June 19, 1902), known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869 and usually referred to simply as Lord Acton, was an English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. He was the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg-Acton, 7th Baronet and a grandson of the Neapolitan admiral Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet.

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