Quotes of Corruption

“ The sun, which passeth through pollutions and itself remains as pure as before. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul. ”

- Jean Paul Sartre

“ A man calumniated is doubly injured - first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it. ”

- Herodotus

“ Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine? ”

- Tupac Shakur

“ I'll probably be punished for hard living. ”

- Tupac Shakur

“ I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself. ”

- Thomas More

“ Peace is the happy, natural state of man; war corruption, his disgrace. ”

- Pauline Thomason

“ The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. ”

- Georges Bernanos

“ 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

“ Corruption: the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. ”

- Edward Gibbon

“ 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

“ No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. ”

- Jacob Bronowski

“ The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. ”

- Bess Myerson

“ The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ 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

“ For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism… .It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian. ”

- Ama Ata Aidoo

“ I think my greatest single achievement took place on a Tuesday in March, when, with much bribery and corruption, I got them to clear the Grand Canal. That was truly Wagnerian. ”

- Tony Palmer

“ In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships. ”

- Lee R. Raymond

“ In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. ”

- Tacitus

“ A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ Leaders grasp nettles. ”

- David Ogilvy

“ Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. ”

- Edward Abbey

“ Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. ”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

“ Vices of the time; vices of the man. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot. ”

- St. Augustine

“ Let thy vices die before thee. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ We have all our vices, and the bestIs he who with the fewest is oppressed. ”

- Horace

“ Vices are of two kinds, the beastly and the devilish. By his beastly vices, man puts himself below the beasts; the devilish vices have a degree of wickedness that goes far beyond the human. ”

- Immanuel Kant

“ We may say, vices wait on us in the course of our life as the landlords with whom we successively lodge, and if we traveled the road twice over, I doubt if our experience would make us avoid them. ”

- La Rochefoucauld
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