Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it.
|He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and infl...
|The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but...
|The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more s...
|Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
|I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power tha...
|Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
|I repeat... that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people and for the people all springs, and al...
|Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
|The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.