Quotes on Corruption

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, exist everywhere. What successful economics do is keep it to a minimum.
~ Alan Greenspan,
2015
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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
~ Morris West
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Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
~ Peter Ustinov
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The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
~ Pearl Bailey
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Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
~ Adlai Stevenson
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Dealing with corruption and staying calm is a talent most of us in India have mastered and learnt to live with.
~ Arshad Warsi
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In India, the corrupt accuse the corrupt of being corrupt and the corrupt investigate the corrupt and absolve the corrupt of being corrupt.
~ Shekhar Kapur
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A corrupt society is terrible for humanity and great for business.
~ Farhan Akhtar
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I believe Salman Khurshid could not have embezzled Rs 71 lakh...It is a very small amount for a central minister.
~ Beni Prasad Verma
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We have to address individual acts of corruption. This is a necessary approach. Go after these individuals. -Peter Eigen
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I like him. It`s just that he has this blind spot when it comes to corruption. I don`t think he ever realizes the seriousness of it. -Joe Moore
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Many people, especially officials, don`t have the courage to speak up against corruption. -Jaya Arjuna
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The Democrats have been talking about the culture of corruption for some time. We don't have all the details yet, but these seem to be serious situations. Nevadans deserve better from their elected officials. -Kirsten Searer
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Because I don`t think it`s true. I don`t think corruption is endemic to the process in Annapolis at all. It`s the exception, not the rule. -Brian Frosh
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The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way. -Alan Bullock
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It`s (corruption) never been systemic, because a fish rots from the head, -Joseph Wambaugh
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Economic losses like this are really as serious a problem as embezzlement and corruption. -Li Jinhua
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The more there is scandal and corruption in Washington, the better it is for McCain, so he`s at a high point right now. -Chuck Todd
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Don`t buy a single vote more than necessary. I`ll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide. -Joseph Kennedy
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It is about corruption of the lawmaking process. -John Morrison
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The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party. -Linda Tripp
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The new corruption drive is all well and fine but we have to deal with the supply side. Where the bank can really deliver is by naming and shaming big companies that pay bribes. -Max Lawson
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The issue of corruption is likely to play a very big role in the elections upcoming. -Mark Mellman
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It`s an absolute abomination. Whether intentional corruption or mismanagement , it seems like FEMA is just a money pit. -Mark Foley
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Most police corruption is to look the other way, and to protect someone - not to do jobs. -Joseph King
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I think there`s now a fig leaf over some of the corruption. Where there was naked influence peddling before, it's a little more hidden now. -James Browning
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Extremely disappointed that corruption may have reached such a level in Mexico. -Barry McCaffrey
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A teacher who teaches corruption, a writer who writes corruptible, is exactly like a photographer who captures corruption, which gladly I'm not any of them. -Mohamed Ghuloom
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It will be interesting to see if they accept the idea that not only actual corruption in politics needs to be addressed, but the appearance of corruption as well, ensuring public confidence and all that. -Larry Noble
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Feast of the Holy Cross Does not every man feel, that there is corruption enough within him to drive him to the commission of the greatest enormities, and eternally to destroy his soul? -Charles Simeon
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In the last couple years, federal investigations on public corruption laws are sometimes how these things are discovered. -Leah Rush
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We now have a national reputation for corruption. -Chris Redfern
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Fighting corruption and keeping the mob out of our union and their hands out of our pension funds. -Ken Hall
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Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations. -John Ensign
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Oil-for-food shows the need for reform. There was fraud, corruption, mismanagement, -Norm Coleman
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There are indeed, in the present corruption of mankind, many incitements to forsake truth: the need of palliating our own faults and the convenience of imposing on the ignorance or credulity of others so frequently occur; so many immediate evils are -Samuel Johnson
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While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. -Bible Bible
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Corruption is a malady not only effecting developing countries, but also the developed world. -Abdul Aziz
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The government is asleep - there is a big administrative corruption everywhere in its institutions, -Ibrahim Ali
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It`s all part of the pattern. This is a story of scandal and corruption, investigations, refusals to take responsibility. If this government continues in office, this will continue. -Stephen Harper
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It`s all part of the pattern. This is a story of scandal and corruption, investigations, refusals to take responsibility. If this government continues in office, this will continue. -Stephen Harper
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The public view is that key players are protected due to corruption while justice is also obstructed. -Rev Musyimi
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We`re not saying anybody committed any crime or there`s any government corruption in the city of Orlando. But when we have something raised to this level, we need to check into it to make sure that there was not. -Randy Means
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The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. -Edward Koch
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We have the best government that money can buy. -Mark Twain
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Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us. -John Jay Chapman
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When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will. -William Shakespeare
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When I want to buy up any politician I always find the anti-monopolists the most purchasable - they don`t come so high. -William Vanderbilt
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There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. -Henry David Thoreau
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The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted. -John Lyly
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The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels. -Lord Alfred Tennyson
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The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. -Bess Myerson
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Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. -Saul Alinsky
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I want either less corruption, or more chance to participate in it. -Ashleigh Brilliant
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I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman. -Graham Greene
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I am against government by crony. -Harold L. Ickes
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Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. -Karl Kraus
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Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism. -Walter Lippmann
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Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. -Edmund Burke
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It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
– Ansel Adams
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If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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If charity begins at home…….so does corruption!
by: Sohab Saqib
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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
– Edward Abbey
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Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
– Edmund Burke
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Imagine the possibility of a corruption- free generation, it begins with you.
by: mercy eze
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The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.
– Albert Einstein
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
– Benjamin Disraeli
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Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.
– Robert A. Heinlein
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The worst affected from corruption is the common man.
– Kailash Kher
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Corruption is a true enemy to development.
– Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
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There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it
– A. K. Antony
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The bad apples are at the top. They enjoy murdering the innocent people.
– James Dye
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The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
– Georges Bernanos
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Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
– Adlai Stevenson
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The fight for justice against corruption is never easy.
It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children.
In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
– Frank Serpico
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We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our self- governance.
– Doris Haddock
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Money and corruption are ruining the land,
crooked politicians betray the working man,
pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep,
and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.
– Ray Davies
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The corrupt heart breaketh out by the lewd tongue.
– Xenophon
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Corrupt officials are usually close- mouthed and open- handed.
– Evan Esar
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The devil himself can become beauty, so we are told, to corrupt mankind.
– Iain Pears
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Corruption is the flesh that covers every bone.
– Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka
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He that accuses all mankind of corruption ought to remember that he is sure to convict only one.
– Edmund Burke
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A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth.
– Horace
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No nation will run away from corruption when the devil is the kingmaker.
– Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka
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I see corruption so largely rewarded that I doubt not that I should thrive in the world, could I get but a dispensation for my conscience for the liberty of trading.
– Arthur Warwick
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I have seen corruption boil and bubble ’til it oerrun the stew.
– William Shakespeare
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All things can corrupt perverse minds.
– Ovid
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Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.
– Frank Herbert
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Corruption is a tree, whose branches are
Of an immeasurable length: they spread
Everywhere; and the dew that drops from thence
Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority.
– John Fletcher
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There is something in corruption which, like a jaundiced eye, transfers the color of itself to the object it looks upon, and sees everything stained and impure.
– Thomas Paine
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The mistake you make, don’t you see,is in thinking one can live in a corrupt society without being corrupt oneself.
– George Orwell
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Corruption is a hard cane that beats hard on a nation with deaf ears.
– Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka
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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
– Tacitus
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Corruption is man’s inheritance.
– Anacletus
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Corruption hates what is not corrupt.
– Paul Park
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Corruption destroys; the gain of our freedom…
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Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both
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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
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There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
– Henry David Thoreau
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When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.
– William Shakespeare
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We now have a national reputation for corruption.
– Chris Redfern
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The issue of corruption is likely to play a very big role in the elections upcoming.
– Mark Mellman
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It is about corruption of the lawmaking process.
– John Morrison
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Don`t buy a single vote more than necessary. I`ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.
– Joseph Kennedy
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It`s (corruption) never been systemic, because a fish rots from the head.
– Joseph Wambaugh
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The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.
– Alan Bullock
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The Democrats have been talking about the culture of corruption for some time. We don’t have all the details yet, but these seem to be serious situations. Nevadans deserve better from their elected officials.
– Kirsten Searer
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Many people, especially officials, don`t have the courage to speak up against corruption.
– Jaya Arjuna
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We have to address individual acts of corruption. This is a necessary approach. Go after these individuals.
– Peter Eigen
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A corrupt society is terrible for humanity and great for business.
– Farhan Akhtar
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In India, the corrupt accuse the corrupt of being corrupt and the corrupt investigate the corrupt and absolve the corrupt of being corrupt.
– Shekhar Kapur
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Dealing with corruption and staying calm is a talent most of us in India have mastered and learnt to live with.
– Arshad Warsi
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Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured.
– Churchill
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If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
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You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
– Malcolm X
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Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
– George Orwell
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It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
– Andrew Jackson
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An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
– Voltaire
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Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
– Tupac Shakur
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Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
– Charles Barkley
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Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
– Plato
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One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
– Indira Gandhi
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This is the culture you’re raising your kids in. Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.
– Marilyn Manson
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One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.
– Donald Trump
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Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
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Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton
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Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.
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Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
– Karl Kraus
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Shame On The Name Who Ruined Country’S Fame
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Honesty Pays Honors And Corruption Dishonors
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Corruption Robs Us All.
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We vote. We choose governments and the government does not ask what kind of laws we want. Before any law is enacted, those who are consulted are foreign companies and foreign governments.
– Arvind Kejriwal
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Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
– Aesop
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The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
– Kurt Cobain
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Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Steinbeck
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Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.
— Charles Caleb Colton
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To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.
– G. Edward Griffin
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Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
– Edward Abbey
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