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John Acton Quotes

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
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Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.

— John Acton

Liberty is the prevention of control by others.

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By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.

— John Acton

History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.

— John Acton

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