Wikiquote:Quote of the day/January 10, 2011

Martin, John - Satan presiding at the Infernal Council - 1824.JPG   All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. 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. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

~ John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton ~

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