Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 22, 2012

in History, Hubris and humility

… is from page 71 of Gertrude Himmelfarb’s superb 1952 biography of Lord Acton, Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics:

Acton urged not a programme of reaction, of opposition to all progress, but a slow evolution of institutions with changes arising from special historical situations rather than from the minds of presumptuous men.

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