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The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
by Lord Acton

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
- Lord Acton

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist.
I never think about money.
Beautiful things make money.
- Lord Acton

The man who prefers his country before any other duty
shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state.
They both deny that right is superior to authority.
- Lord Acton

 

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last.
Both do the same thing; only at different times.
- Lord Acton

There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find
defenders among the ablest men.
- Lord Acton

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers.
- Lord Acton

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Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others;
have no favourites.
- Lord Acton

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like,
but the right to do what we ought.
- Lord Acton

There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another,
either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.
- Lord Acton

If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning,
we feel a certain void.
Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
- Lord Acton

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
- Lord Acton

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear
discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the
test of Parliamentary government,
for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
- Lord Acton

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority,
or rather of that party, not always the majority,
that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord Acton

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands,
all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.
History has proven that.
- Lord Acton

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall,
but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
- Lord Acton

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Lord Acton

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end.
It is itself the highest political end.
- Lord Acton

Socialism means slavery.
- Lord Acton

Property is not the sacred right.
When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune,
it is not a moral evil.
When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil,
teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front:
ignorance and narrow-mindedness.
They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities.
They will not bear discussion.
- Lord Acton

The science of politics is the one science that is
deposited by the streams of history,
like the grains of gold in the sand of a river;
and the knowledge of the past,
the record of truths revealed by experience,
is eminently practical, as an instrument of action
and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet,
the solution to that problem certainly includes education.
In education, the roadblock is the laptop.
- Nicholas Negroponte

We must make immigration a legal, orderly process to eliminate this issue,
not further criminalize it.
- Jose Serrano

They were concerned about the racial issue.
They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian,
unfortunately.
- Lucy Liu

Washington has been ignoring this issue for too long.
- Major R. Owens

Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.
- Mark White

I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail
to defend confidential sources.
Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this.
But I can't say that's the norm.
- Floyd Abrams

The more people come out, the less it will be an issue.
- Martina Navratilova

We always knew when we took on the issue of violence
against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
- Patricia Ireland

VX is now a dead issue...
It is political, really.
- Saadi

I don't feel particularly typecast because I think
I do so many different kinds of things.
Whether they're seen or not is another issue.
- Meg Ryan

I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese,
and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people.
- Frank Lautenberg

The securities laws of the 1930s were so important
because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses,
and it remedied the imbalance of information.
- Ron Chernow

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family,
should take part in active combat in the Falklands,
there was no question in her mind, and it only took
her two days to sort the issue.
- Prince Andrew

The task of a university is the creation of the future,
so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
- Alfred North Whitehead

As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
- Gray Davis

The gun issue is a big, unresolved issue in this country right now.
I think it's out of control.
- Nora Dunn

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire,
but most by calm and prudent forethought.
- Thucydides

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,'
for it has been my invariable experience that the company
of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
- Fran Lebowitz

My entry into the environmental arena was through the
issue that so dramatically -
and destructively -
demonstrates the link between science and social action:
nuclear weapons.
- Barry Commoner

Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter
of fairness and with women now providing a significant
share of their family's income,
it is a family issue.
- Rosa DeLauro

Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today.
It's far past time for the President and Congress to
deliver health care to everyone.
- Russ Feingold

I can't do a film after having debated it.
I am unable to do a film while discussing it with my team.
I issue directives.
I do not achieve it otherwise.
- Hayao Miyazaki

I tell my environmental friends that they have won.
Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is
now also looked at from an environmental perspective.
- Joe Barton

So it's a much more difficult issue to organize around,
because you can't get media at all to make your case.
And that's where cases tend to be made politically.
- Robert McChesney

I think the issue of clergy sexual abuse sparked people
to look at their faith in a different way.
- William P. Leahy

Our state's strategy on methamphetamine,
and any other issue, is going to be a moving target.
- Phil Bredesen

We are not for disarming people.
When you have an epidemic it's a public health issue,
a safety issue.
- Sarah Brady

By putting people around me who will calm me down and
slow me down and make sure I work through an issue.
- Donna Shalala

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

So many people bare their midriffs, I don't know why mine is such an issue.
- Shania Twain

There is no private domain of a person's life that is not political,
and there is no political issue that is not ultimately personal.
- Charlotte Bunch

People are very protective of their cell phones,
how it's used, where it's used and how much it costs.
It has become a very personal issue for a whole lot
of people in this country.
- Steve Largent

I deal with this spiritual issue every day -
either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing
or having conversations -
I'm in constant contact with it.
- Leonard Nimoy

Everything in our foreign and domestic policy is a
question of issue for the American people to vote on.
- John Dingell

But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the
other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
- Roger Penrose

It's a very complicated issue about when is a fact
not a fact in the context of opinions.
- Daniel Okrent

All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue,
and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions:
either that Bob would flog Billy,
or Billy would flog Bob.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

The impending teacher shortage is the most critical
education issue we will face in the next decade.
- David E. Price

I think the real place where most evangelicals have
trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.
- Tony Campolo

The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive
attitude on any issue that is dead.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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