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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


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


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The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Kurt Cobain, musician

There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.

Scottish Proverbs,

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

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

Don Mashak, patriot

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

Leon Trotsky, revolutionary

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

Publilius Syrus, writer

Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

Edmund Burke, statesman

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

James Dye,

The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

David Hume, philosopher

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

Georges Bernanos, author

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Pearl Bailey, actress

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

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

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, writer

Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.

Olusegun Obasanjo, statesman

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.

Ben Nicholson, artist

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.

Ben Nicholson, artist

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, writer

Corruption never has been compulsory.

Anthony Eden, politician

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

Linda Tripp, celebrity

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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, activist

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.

John Jay Hooker, businessman

Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can, regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.

John Jay Hooker, businessman

They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt.

Denis Kearney, politician

Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life, is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime - and I believe it is - it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption.

Darrell Issa, politician

We have a circle of corruption and impunity that is too strong.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, politician

We begin the path toward defeating Mexico's real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, politician

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

Richard Hofstadter, historian

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.

John Ensign, politician

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.

Anthony Zinni, statesman

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, poet

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, intellectual

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, playwright

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, novelist

I am against government by crony.

Harold L. Ickes, politician

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, novelist

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, journalist

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

John Lyly, writer

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

Bess Myerson, model

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, philosopher

In this financial year we will be spending at least $1.5 billion on foreign aid and we cannot be sure that this money will be properly spent, as corruption and mismanagement in many of the recipient countries are legend.

Pauline Hanson, politician

The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.

Ayatollah Khamenei, statesman

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent.

Sibel Edmonds, public servant

None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.

Morris West, writer

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, politician

Look at Mexico. We need to make that government better and end the corruption. If people have a better life in their country, they won't come over here.

Tony Garza,

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

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, president

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.

Andrew Jackson, president

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, journalist

The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country.

Newt Gingrich, politician

We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.

Carl Paladino, politician

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.

Andrew Cuomo, politician

I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.

Andrew Cuomo, politician

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, politician

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

Julian Assange, activist

We don't know what proportion of public funds is regularly lost to collusion and corruption. Is it 25 per cent? 30 per cent? We do know that a portion of these public funds are feeding organized crime.

Pauline Marois, politician

But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship.

Wangari Maathai, activist

Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes.

Georgios A. Papandreou, politician

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.

Edward Koch, politician

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Thomas Jefferson, president

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

William James, philosopher

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.

Lisa Bonet, actress

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.

Victoria Woodhull, activist

Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society.

Anna Lindh, politician

When I saw corruption, I was forced to find truth on my own. I couldn't swallow the hypocrisy.

Barry White,

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

Peter Ustinov, actor

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

Feast of the Holy Cross Does not every man feel, that there is corruption enough within him to drive him to the commission of the greatest enormities, and eternally to destroy his soul?

Charles Simeon, clergyman

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

Bill Gates, business magnate

I groan daily under a body of sin and corruption. Oh for the time when I shall drop this flesh, and be free from sin!

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values.

Deepak Chopra, public speaker

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don't mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That's not power. That's just corruption.

Jordan Peterson, psychologist

It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.

Montesquieu, philosopher

One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering - I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse - is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer

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, comedian

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, philosopher

I don't believe newspaper reporters can substitute for a district attorney, but a newspaper has a very valid investigative role. Newspaper reports on corruption in government, racketeering and organized crime conditions can be very helpful to your communities and the whole country.

Robert Kennedy, politician

Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

I'm sure corruption in Chechnya is minimal.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, president

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process.

Margaret Carlson, journalist

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

John Henry Newman, clergyman

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

Nestor Kirchner, statesman

If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.

Algernon Sidney, politician

Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption.

Ian Hacking, philosopher

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

David Vitter, politician

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.

Frank Serpico, celebrity

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, author

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.

Bob Etheridge, politician

I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.

Chris Bell, politician

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, musician

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, businessman

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