Sunday, May 6

The Sunday Quote

''Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.''

Sir J E E Dalberg, Later First Baron Acton in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887.

A thoughtful quote that is often misquoted.

1 comment:

Sarah Hopperty said...

How very true. Excellent quote