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Who said, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" - JFK, Lord Acton, Winston Churchill or Richard Nixon?

Question #16386. Asked by daisy.
Last updated Aug 22 2016.

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They may have all said it at one time or another but it was Lord Acton (1834-1902), British historian, who originally wrote:

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man."

Response last updated by nautilator on Aug 22 2016.
May 27 2003, 6:47 AM
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