Corruption

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Quotes about Corruption

(in alphabetic order, by author)

  • "Corruption is stealing from the poor."
    - Anon
  • "Rest assured knowing justice exists only as the divergence between what we know, and what we believe."
    - Anon
  • "I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it."
    Ashleigh Brilliant
  • "It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."
    David Brin
  • "Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist."
    "Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."
    Edmund Burke
  • "Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase."
    Charles Caleb Colton
  • "Corruption of the best becomes the worst." – "Corruptio optimi pessima."
    latin proverb
  • "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
  • "Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today."
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Corruption ought not to be an inevitable product of democracy."
    -Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both."
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • "The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference."
    Bess Myerson
  • "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
  • "I don't doubt that we suffer from a plentiful dose of corruption. But I doubt not less that people, who otherwise don't miss anything else can go on living and even prospering well."
    José Ortega y Gasset (attributed)
  • "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."
    George Orwell
  • "Power does not corrupt men. Fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power."
    George Bernard Shaw
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