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Corrupt Quotes

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The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Related topics: Politics

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

I have never intimidated the masses...
I only intimidate corrupt officials.
- Zhu Rongji

Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.
- Alan Rudolph

 

My government will be open.
Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with
in accordance with the law.
If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
- George Weah

I used to look down on the world for being corrupt,
but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.
- Richard J. Needham

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
- George Orwell

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Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection.
Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path,
for they draw only corrupt blood.
- Khalil Gibran

Chicago is unique.
It is the only completely corrupt city in America.
- Charles Edward Merriam

I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.
- Ginger Baker

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it;
and this I know,
my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
- William Pitt

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil
as those who steal from the public purse.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet -
the first vice in corrupt nature that moves,
and the last which dies.
- Michel de Montaigne

Power does not corrupt.
Fear corrupts...
perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
- John Steinbeck

People endure what they endure and they deal with it.
It may corrupt them.
It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.
- Dennis Potter

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
except themselves.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
- James Monroe

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does,
but fewer editors than you may suppose...
the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
- David Ogilvy

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is
intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
- James Bryant Conant

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt -
but most think it's bipartisan.
- Chuck Todd

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
- William Gaddis

People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown

The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
- Matthew Simpson

Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness;
he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious,
and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison

Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city.
It's the most theatrically corrupt.
- Studs Terkel

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
- Tacitus

Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
- Edmund Burke

The revolution has been dubbed The Orange Revolution,
orange being the campaign color of Viktor Yushchenko.
The demonstrators say they are tired of living under a corrupt government.
- Bob Schaffer

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation,
for the sole purpose of defeating party.
- James F. Cooper

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
- Ovid

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- John Acton

Political ideology can corrupt the mind,
and science.
- E. O. Wilson

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
- Tacitus

Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don't have
that much experience with the law.
While the majority of people aren't corrupt,
there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country.
- James Patterson

They call me corrupt, frivolous.
I am not at all privileged.
Maybe the only privileged thing is my face.
And corrupt? God!
I would not look like this if I am corrupt.
Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
- Imelda Marcos

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower
courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting
experience in criminal law.
The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned
was how corrupt the lower courts were.
Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.
- Samuel Dash

Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors;
and laying aside corrupt superstitions,
let them acknowledge their Father and Lord,
whose excellence cannot be estimated,
nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
- Lactantius

In the year since we brought things into the open with
a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall,
we have learned about corrupt spending practices and
unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money...
and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.
- Laura Miller

Men of integrity, by their very existence,
rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above
the level of moral squalor.
We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
- John W. Gardner

There were a lot of adventure books for boys,
historical novels by Kenneth Roberts,
and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined
might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
- Peter Straub

The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that
they have trouble making money off movies.
So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in.
If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
- Bruce Sterling

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage
of the narrow circle of life,
which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man,
never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity
is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be,
he loves fairness more than anything else.
If the people placed over him are unfair,
from year to year he lapses into an embittered state
characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
- Anton Chekhov

A fool is one who goes on trusting;
a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience.
You deceive him, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you.
Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn.
His trust is tremendous; his trust is
so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense.
Don't try to create a wall of knowledge around you.
Whatsoever experience comes to you,
let it happen, and then go on dropping it.
Go on cleaning your mind continuously;
go on dying to the past so you remain in the present here-now,
as if just born, just a babe.
- Osho

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
- William Pitt

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams

The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation;
the next greatest is he who corrupts it.
- Joshua Reynolds

Evil communication corrupts good manners.
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
- Benjamin Banneker

Power corrupts.
Absolute power is kind of neat.
- John F. Lehman, Jr.

In the United States, though power corrupts,
the expectation of power paralyzes.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
- Edmund Burke

If absolute power corrupts absolutely,
does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
- Harry Shearer

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Lord Acton

Too much liberty corrupts us all.
- Terence

All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.
- Edmund Wilson

I truly believe that all power corrupts.
Such is probably the thinking behind every political
film ever made in Hollywood.
- Elia Kazan

How do I know pornography depraves and corrupts? It
depraves and corrupts me.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm.
Peaceful coexistence corrupts.
- Jiang Qing

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

Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.
- Alice Paul


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