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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:10 pm 
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I once heard a quote that I believe was from Montesquieu. Could anyone help me with the exact phrasing and verify that he actually said this?

"An absolute power corrupts absolutely"


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Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are always bad men.~John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (Lord Acton), English historian (1834-1902). Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 3 Apr 1887


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