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Quotation by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron Acton (1834–1902), British historian. letter, Jan. 23, 1861. Lord Acton and his Circle, letter 74, ed. Abbot Gasquet (1906).
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