Presented without comment.
“”Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”2
- By Allen & Co. – Letters of Lord Acton to Mary Gladstone: https://archive.org/stream/lettersoflordact00actouoft#page/n7/mode/2up, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34661142
- Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887 published in Historical Essays and Studies, edited by J. N. Figgis and R. V. Laurence (London: Macmillan, 1907)