Abuse of power Quotes

The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments.

Henry Clay

On a candid examination of history, we shall find that turbulence, violence, and abuse of power, by the majority, trampling on the rights of the minority, have produced factions and commotions which, in republics, have, more frequently than any other.

James Madison

But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.

Charles de Secondat

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Edmund Burke

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

Edmund Burke

For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.

Warren E. Burger

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

James Madison

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

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