Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on August 21, 2021

in Philosophy of Freedom

… is from page 648 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 drawn from Acton’s extensive papers at Cambridge University; (I can find no date for this passage):

It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people fit to govern others.

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