Rockefeller and his associates did not build the Standard Oil Co. in the board rooms of Wall Street banks. They fought their way to control by rebate and drawback, bribe and blackmail, espionage and price cutting, by ruthless efficiency of organization.— Ida Tarbell
Jaw-dropping Bribing quotations
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
The best thing you can do for the poor is not to be one of them.
If we want to do more than just end mass incarceration—if we want to put an end to the history of racial caste in America—we must lay down our racial bribes, join hands with people of all colors who are not content to wait for change to trickle down, and say to those who would stand in our way: Accept all of us or none.
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart, I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat.
If it's that difficult for a rich man to get into heaven, think how terrible it must be for a poor man to get in . He doesn't even have a bribe for the gatekeeper.
The whole point of the system is to bribe you with the leftovers of what they have stolen from you in the first place.
You can't lose with the Stuff I use!
Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.
Lobbying' is the activity of attempting to influence legislation by privately influencing the legislators. It is the result and creation of a mixed economy-of government by pressure groups. Its methods range from mere social courtesies and cocktail-party or luncheon "friendships" to favors, threats, bribes, blackmail.
It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.
Men decided that it was better to pay taxes than to fight among themselves;
better to pay tribute to one magnificent robber than to bribe them all.
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population.
He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.
Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
The spirit of militarism has already permeated all walks of life.
Indeed, I am convinced that militarism is a greater danger here than anywhere else, because of the many bribes capitalism holds out to those whom it wishes to destroy.
Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
Do not interrogate silence because silence is mute;
do not expect anything from the gods, nor should you try to bribe them with gifts, because it is in ourselves that we must look for liberation.
Sir, are you trying to offer me a bribe? How much
By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men.
Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance.
It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.
' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me.
I had three choices: to conform to my own beliefs, which meant death;
complete silence, which meant another kind of death; to pay a tribute, a bribe. I chose the third solution by writing The Long Winter.
The best thing you can do for the planet is to stay home.
Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes.
During my 21 years of playing cricket, I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe.
We want to limit the exploitation of the fiscal capacity of the richer regions by keeping down the rate of immigration to a level that would be meaningful and efficient. One way to do that is to have a scheme of equalization which essential bribes people to stay in the poorer regions.
James Ibori gave me $15million as bribe in 2007
By gold all good faith has been banished;
by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
I usually accept bribes from both sides so that tainted money can never influence my decision.
You could not bribe honest people, but bad people would accept bribery.
To me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle. The witch doctor tries to convince us that we have to ask God for help, to spell out to him what we need, even to bribe him with prayer or cash on the line.
There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims ... The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public.
I believe that almost all politicians are honest.
For every bribed alderman there are hundreds of politicians, low paid or not paid at all, doing their level best without thanks or glory to make our system work. If this were not true, we would never have gotten past the thirteen colonies.