"Power corrupts" -- LORD Acton.
Uh huh. Thanks for the tip. Perhaps His Lordship was trying to pull an Epimenides paradox on us?
Full quote: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
Wasn't Lord Acton so great?
I know, I know, British peerage system, he doesn't actually gain much power by being 22nd Earl of Halfingwaysshireford, blah blah blah ...