20 August 2015

Quote of the Day

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.

~ Lord Acton

Sir John Dalberg-Acton (1834 - 1902)


Guffaw in AZ said...

Sadly, no one remembers.


Alec said...


About Lord Acton from acton dot org:

Described as “the magistrate of history,” Lord Acton was one of the great personalities of the nineteenth century and is universally considered to be one of the most learned Englishmen of his time. He made the history of liberty his life's work; indeed, he considered political liberty the essential condition and guardian of religious liberty.

Rev. Paul said...

As I said yesterday, Guffaw, Santayana was right.

Agreed, Alec; that's why I quoted him. :)

Guffaw in AZ said...

And nothing is worse than to have Santayana quoted to you!


Rev. Paul said...

That's quite correct, Guffaw. It means "you missed an important thing, just then". It's never a good thing, either!