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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 512 of the 1988 collection of Lord Acton’s writings and notes to himself (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:

Men cannot be made good by the state, but they can easily be made bad. Morality depends on liberty.