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 John Acton - “The greatest men, you can quote for everything.”
 Keith Acton - “No question. We know where we are and where all of our competitors are. Certainly it is going to be the time to be urgent.”
 Lord Acton - “Truth always prevails in the end,”
 John Acton - “History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.”
 John Acton - “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
 Lord Acton - “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.”
 Lord Acton - “The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.”
 Lord Acton - “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
 John Acton - “Liberty is the prevention of control by others.”
 Lord Acton - “Liberty is the prevention of control by others. This requires self-control and, therefore, religious and spiritual influences education, knowledge, well-being.”
 John Acton - “Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.”
 Lord Acton - “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.”
 John Acton - “Liberty is the condition of duty, the guardian of conscience. It grows as conscience grows. The domains of both grow together. Liberty is safety from all hindrances, even sin. So that Liberty ends by being Free Will.”
 John Acton - “If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.”
 John Acton - “The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.”
 John Acton - “By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.”
 Lord Acton - “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.”
 John Acton - “By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.”
 Keith Acton - “There have been lots of players in history that have had a combination of skill and scoring ability and the ability to grind it out and play a physical way. Certainly, he was a real good one.”
 John Dalberg Acton - “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
 John Dalberg Acton - “Writers the most learned, the most accurate in details, and the soundest in tendency, frequently fall into a habit which can neither be cured nor pardoned - the habit of making history into the proof of their theories.”
 John Dalberg Acton - “Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.”
 John Dalberg Acton - “Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.”
 John Dalberg Acton - “To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.”
 John Dalberg, Lord Acton - “Patriotism is in political life what faith is in religion.”

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