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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