Lord Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton

Lord
Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton
1834
1902

English Liberal Historian, Moralist, Politician and Writer

Author Quotes

Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; but still more when they are super bad and add the tendency of the certainty of corruption of authority.

Fanaticism in religion is the alliance of the passions she condemns with the dogmas she professes.

Human learning has often been an instrument, not a source, of hostility to religion.

Good and evil lie close together. Seek no artistic unity in character.

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

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First Name
Lord
Last Name
Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton
Birth Date
1834
Death Date
1902
Bio

English Liberal Historian, Moralist, Politician and Writer