Power Corrupts & Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

The statement, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, was made by John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton, also known as Lord Acton, a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was a clear observation by Acton that a person’s morality lessens as his or her power increases. Power is simply defined as the ability to make choices or influence outcomes, which is also power held by a person or group of people in a society.

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