quote by John Acton

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

— John Acton

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.

Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power...power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God??

Great men are almost always bad men.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerfu

Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority.

Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.

Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.

Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.

Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes.

The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep. The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its anti-humanity.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote Calm is a super power.

Calm is a super power.

Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority...

I no longer give Power Point presentations, because I've come to believe that power corrupts, and Power Point corrupts absolutely.

Powerlessness corrupts: absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote When the power of love overtakes the love of power, the world will know peace.

When the power of love overtakes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It has been said that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but many it not be truer to say that to be absolutely powerful a man must first corrupt himself?

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.

Your past is just a story, and once you realise this, It has not power over you.

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Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.

We're taught Lord Acton's axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don't believe it's always true any more. Power doesn't always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.

There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.

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.

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

It's very hard to operate on a general philosophy of power.

They say that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, but I don't agree with that. I think you have to be corrupted to be corrupted by power.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

Absolute power, as we have always known, corrupts absolutely;

it corrupts because it does not do the trick for the individual. Reality always creeps in--the reality of our helplessness and our mortality; the reality that, despite our reach for the stars, a creaturely fate awaits us.

The taint inherent in absolute power is not its inhumanity but its antihumanity.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely; and if you surrender your personal responsibility to a government which promises to take care of you, they will only take care of themselves.

Absolute truisms rot brains absolutely.

[...]'Power corrupts' is useless as a tool for understanding the past, and gives us nothing as a guide to action.

A small amount of power corrupts a small man absolutely.

A little knowledge is dangerous to a little man. To a great man only great knowledge is dangerous.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely quote The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

You know, 'power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely'? It's the same with powerlessness. Absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely. Einstein said everything had changed since the atom was split, except the way we think. We have to think anew.

There are similarities between absolute power and absolute faith: a demand for absolute obedience, a readiness to attempt the impossible, a bias for simple solutionsto cut the knot rather than unravel it, the viewing of compromise as surrender. Both absolute power and absolute faith are instruments of dehumanization. Hence, absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts.

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