Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.

William Pitt the Elder (1708-1778) British statesman, orator [1st Earl of Chatham]
Speech, House of Lords (9 Jan 1770)

Regarding the case of John Wilkes. More famously stated by Lord Acton in 1887.
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