Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay, (1800-1859) [Lord Macaulay] 1st Baron Macaulay, British historian

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quote

“The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.”

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
~ Thomas Babington Macaulay

review of Lucy Aikin, 'Life and Writings of Addison,' 1943

Ratings and Comments

cal, lewisville, tx

Is there even one today with such power who would not abuse it?

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RBESRQ    10/12/10

Again, its rhetorical...

David, Orlando

Yes there is, but few and far between. Are you one, a person of virtue. Look in the mirror.

Duncan Campbell, Castleton, NY

There is only one who fits that category! JESUS, the Christ,AKA GOD Almighty!

E Archer, NYC

That's why George Washington is still regarded as the most virtuous president America ever had... and why the Bush's, Clinton's and Obama's have shown they cannot be trusted with power.


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