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John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Data di nascita: 10. Gennaio 1834
Data di morte: 19. Giugno 1902

Sir John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton comunemente conosciuto come Lord Acton è stato uno storico e politico britannico, di origini italiane.

Fu insignito del Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Prestigioso esponente del cattolicesimo liberale, ebbe un importante ruolo nel dibattito ottocentesco sul rapporto tra Chiesa Cattolica e liberalismo. Wikipedia

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Frasi John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

„Ogni segreto degenera… Qualsiasi cosa non sia in grado di reggere un dibattito o la pubblicità non è sicura.“

—  John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

Origine: Citato in Peter Singer e Jim Mason, Come mangiamo, traduzione di Francesca Tondi, il Saggiatore, Milano, 2011, p. 24. ISBN 978-88-565-0241-1

„[I]t will not do to act as if the moral question was not the supreme question in public life, and, in a sense, the vera causa of party conflict.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Letter to William Ewart Gladstone (21 November 1891), quoted in J. N. Figgis and R. V. Laurence (eds.), Selections from the Correspondence of the First Lord Acton, Vol. I (1917), p. 257
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„Liberalism is really opposed to liberty. ... Modern liberalism in England as well as abroad, in America as well as in Europe, has done more to destroy liberty than monarchy has done.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 186
Undated

„What one hears in Ranke. The whisper of statecraft. Not the tramp of democracy's earthquake feet. Not the dull roar of surging opinion.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 192
Undated

„Religious liberty came not from the Reformation or from the sects as a whole but from particular sects...especially those which the Reformation sought to exterminate.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 194
Undated

„The only resistance ever made to Louis XIV was from religion.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 194
Undated

„The early history of the world is the history of a few great men. Their Wirkungskreis is immense—vaster than that of God himself.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 194
Undated

„The lesson of modern history—that Religions enjoy (are endowed with) the prerogative of perpetual youth while philosophies seldom outlast a generation.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 195
Undated

„The yeoman farmers of the United States have always been the strength of the republic.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

The North British Review (April 1870), p. 268, quoted in G. E. Fasnacht, Acton's Political Philosophy. An Analysis (1952), p. 217

„If it can be shown that the majority of women will probably be Liberal, or that they will divide equally, I should say that the balance is, very slightly, in favour of giving them votes.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

Letter to William Ewart Gladstone (26 April 1891), quoted in J. N. Figgis and R. V. Laurence (eds.), Selections from the Correspondence of the First Lord Acton, Vol. I (1917), p. 235

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