Cliché:  Absolute power corrupts absolutely  
Cliché: Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Explanation: 1. People with power, especially a lot of power, are more likely to be corrupt.
Country: England 
Origin: In 1887, Lord Acton wrote: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.... There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it."