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English Historian, 1834-1902
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favorites”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“(History is) not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Never be surprised at the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A people averse to the institution of private property is without the first element of freedom”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing”

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