Clive Cussler has completely agreed with Lord Acton and his famous quote in the novel Sahara....[tags: Literary Review] - Animal Farm, by George Orwell, was written to show how absolute power corrupts, just as Stalin’s power did following the Russian Revolution in 1917.
5, 1887 Some people are born leaders who set about making their destiny, while others become leaders through circumstance despite their reluctance. As a German Catholic priest, Luther sought the assurance that God loved him.
Primary amongst them was another English politician with no shortage of names - Whether it is Lamartine or his anonymous English translator who can claim to have coined 'absolute power corrupts' we can't be sure, but we can be sure that it came before Lord Acton's more famous version.
Whether Acton was aware of Lamartine's essay we can't now tell.
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is a quote by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Action that has proven throughout history that a person’s desire for power ultimately leads them to corruption...
[tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Hillary Rodham Clinton] - Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutly in Shakespeare's Macbeth It is common knowledge that it is human nature to crave power.