Sunday, January 10, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, (January 10, 1834 – June 19, 1902), historian and philosopher, known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton or simply Lord Acton.

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton

"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks." - Lord Acton

"There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye." - Lord Acton

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice." - Lord Acton

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul." - Lord Acton

"Learn as much by writing as by reading." - Lord Acton

"Truth always prevails in the end." - Lord Acton

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