Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 28, 2021

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 490 of the 1988 collection of Lord Acton’s writings (edited by the late J. Rufus Fears), Essays in Religion, Politics, and Morality; specifically, it’s a note – date unknown – drawn from Acton’s extensive papers at Cambridge University:

Liberty: Power over oneself. Opposite: Power over others.


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