absolute power corrupts absolutely

absolute power corrupts absolutely

One who holds unchecked power or authority is likely to become corrupt or abuse one's position. This phrase is usually attributed to 19th-century historian Lord Acton. He really started abusing the authority of his office when he was promoted to CEO. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Prov. One who has total authority is very likely to abuse his position. (This phrase was used by the British historian Lord Acton: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.") We thought that Johnson would be a responsible mayor, but within a year of taking office, he was as bad as all the rest. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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But everyone knows absolute power corrupts absolutely as seen under Mao's dictatorship.
All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power tends to corrupt," Lord Acton famously wrote in 1887, "and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Indeed, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
All due to Mugabe's criminal regime, which once more proves the 19th-century historian Lord Acton's famous adage that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The US is indeed a rich country, but Lord Acton's famous aphorism applies to nations as well as to individuals: power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is said power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is contrary to the well-known principle that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Malkovich stands alone against the mighty Symphony Hall organ in this powerful one-man journey to the point where absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It was within this context that he famously quipped, 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It's not without substance that John Dalberg said that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
In Lord Acton's memorable phrase "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
He also suggested, A check and balance must also be kept on the working of NAB to avoid any abuse of power because the power corruptes while the absolute power corrupts absolutely.