Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely Quotes by Studs Terkel, George Deacon, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Mark Pellegrino, Lord Acton, Rafael Correa and many others.
You know, ‘power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’? It’s the same with powerlessness. Absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely. Einstein said everything had changed since the atom was split, except the way we think. We have to think anew.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God??
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
It’s very hard to operate on a general philosophy of power. They say that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, but I don’t agree with that. I think you have to be corrupted to be corrupted by power.
Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority…
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.
There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Great men are almost always bad men.
There is no evidence to support the belief that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ever questioned Americas power. He questioned only the President’s John F. Kennedys readiness to use it. Elie Abel, The Missile Crisis (1966) Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power…power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
It has been said that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but many it not be truer to say that to be absolutely powerful a man must first corrupt himself?
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
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