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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 Kurt Cobain about corruption

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


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The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Kurt Cobain

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

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

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 corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

David Hume

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

Georges Bernanos

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

Pearl Bailey

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

William Shakespeare

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.

Ben Nicholson

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

The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.

James L. Buckley

Corruption never has been compulsory.

Anthony Eden

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

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

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.

Olusegun Obasanjo

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

Bill Gates

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

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

Deepak Chopra

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

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

Montesquieu

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

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 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

Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.

Vladimir Putin

I'm sure corruption in Chechnya is minimal.

Vladimir Putin

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

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

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

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

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

Algernon Sidney

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

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

David Vitter

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

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

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

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

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

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

The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.

Alan Bullock

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

Personally I don't think solving corruption is such a big problem.

Imran Khan

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.

Josiah Warren

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

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.

James L. Buckley

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.

James L. Buckley

What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.

James L. Buckley

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.

Eduard Shevardnadze

Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the foundations that allow corruption to exist.

Eduard Shevardnadze

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.

Jeff Miller

I am a relatively new Member to this Chamber, and it is troublesome to me and I can tell Members it is getting very troublesome to my constituents when they hear this repeated consistent drum beat of a corruption of the democratic process.

Jay Inslee

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

Kelly Preston

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

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

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

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

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

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

Josefina Vazquez Mota

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Ayatollah Khamenei

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newt Gingrich

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