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  1. Picture quote by Thomas Jefferson about truth

    The government will one day be corrput and filled with liars and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth. ⏤ Thomas Jefferson

  2. Picture quote by Friedrich Nietzsche about corrupt

    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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    The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. ⏤ Kurt Cobain

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There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.

Scottish Proverbs

All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.


The USA has become government by the highest bidder because USA voters do not hold politicians accountable.

Don Mashak

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.

Leon Trotsky

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay.

Publilius Syrus

The bad apples are at the top. They enjoy murdering the innocent people.

James Dye

Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

Edmund Burke

There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Georges Bernanos

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

Charles Caleb Colton

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.

Pearl Bailey

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.

Eric Hoffer

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

Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

John Acton

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

Alice Paul

The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

I have never intimidated the masses... I only intimidate corrupt officials.

Zhu Rongji

When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.

William Shakespeare

I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.

Walter Isaacson

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

The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party.

Linda Tripp

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

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

Thomas Jefferson

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.

William James

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

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.


People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.

Paddy Ashdown

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

David Ogilvy

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

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

Matthew Simpson

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


If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.

Bob Marley

Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid.

Bill Gates

Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.

Donald Trump

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

John Steinbeck

Corporate corruption has ecological merits. It's helping to preserve that species known as Democrats - thought to be endangered as recently as the year 2000.

P. J. O'Rourke

In the divine milieu, all the elements of the universe touch each other by that which is most inward and ultimate in them. There they concentrate, little by little, all that is purest and most attractive in them without loss and without danger of subsequent corruption.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I'm sure corruption in Chechnya is minimal.

Vladimir Putin

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

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

John Henry Newman

I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment.

Nestor Kirchner

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


Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted.

Algernon Sidney

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.

Robert Anton Wilson

We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.

David Vitter

Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.

E. O. Wilson

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

The pride of life hath corrupted the judgment of others, and perverted them in the way of religion.

George Gillespie

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

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

Alan Rudolph

If monarchy is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us.

Daniel Ellsberg

I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia.

Patrick McHenry

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

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

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.

Dean Koontz

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.

David Garrick

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

Studs Terkel

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.

Eduard Shevardnadze

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

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

I would like to end world hunger and create world peace, stop corruption, stop drugs getting to kids.

Kelly Preston

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.

Peter Ustinov

Chicago is unique. It is the only completely corrupt city in America.

Charles Edward Merriam

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

James Bryant Conant

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

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly

It's totally corrupt man.

James Dye

A bad forgery's the ultimate insult.

Jonathan Gash

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

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.

Ernest Hemingway

I am against government by crony.

Harold L. Ickes

Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth.

D. H. Lawrence

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

The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.

John Lyly

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

Bess Myerson

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

Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.

Giambattista Vico

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

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

Chuck Todd

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 weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson

It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats.

Glenn Beck

Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money - especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost.

Eric Cantor

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police.

Julian Assange

I think there is a case for strong action and intervention when there is criminality and when the leaders are corrupt or behaving in a criminal fashion.

Jay Weatherill

I think it's better to have your personal life and your work life separate. That way they don't corrupt each other, so to speak.

Zooey Deschanel

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

Oscar Levant

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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