Lord Acton

John Emerich Edward Dalberg, anavezet ivez evel Lord Acton (10 a viz Genver 1834 – 19 a viz Mezheven 1902), a oa un istorour saoz.

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Brudetoc'h eo e brezegennoù eget e levrioù.

  • “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”[1]
    • Ar galloud a vrein an den. Re a c'halloud a vreign betek re.
  • “There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.”
    • N'eus ket un den ha n'en dije ket un aluzon da c'houlenn, pe ur mousc'hoarzh, pe ur stardadenn dorn, pe ul lagad tener.
  • “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.”
    • Droug an demokratelezh eo tiranterezh ar brasañ niver, pe gentoc'h an darn-se, ha ne vez ket atav ar brasañ niver, a zeu a-benn, dre nerzh pe dre laer, da c'hounit un dilennadeg.
  • “Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.”

“[History is] not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”

  • “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.”
  • "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."