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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 569 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 an undated note drawn from Acton’s extensive papers at Cambridge University:

Institutions and laws have their roots not in the ingenuity of statesmen, but as much as possible in the opinion of the people.