quotes on the corruption of power

Hello everyone, if you’re in search of quotes that shed light on the dark underbelly of power and corruption, you’ve come to the right place. In the following lines, we’ve curated a collection of quotes that delve into the intricate web of corruption within the realms of power. These quotes serve as a powerful tool for you to articulate your emotions and sentiments. With the aid of these thought-provoking quotes, you can effectively communicate your perspectives on the pervasive issue of power corruption. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this compelling compendium of quotes that illuminate the corrupt facets of authority and influence.

quotes on the corruption of power

quotes on the corruption of power
“Guilt was imputed and corruption was conveyed.” ― Gordon Clark
“In any country, corruption tends to increase when more respectable means of social advancement break down.” ― Katherine Boo
“Extremely disappointed that corruption may have reached such a level in Mexico.” ― Barry McCaffrey
“Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.” ― Jonathan Swift
“The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” ― Albert Einstein
“Not just charity, even corruption begins at home.” ― K Hari Kumar
“If we tackle corruption, no child would sleep hungry, there would be no injustice, every child would be in school.” ― Strive Masiyiwa
“Purity is a good mask for corruption because it discourages inquiry.” ― Steven Levitt
“Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.” ― Edward Gibbon
“Through transparency we expose corruption, but then there is no action taken against the corrupt.” ― Aruna Roy
“When you don’t take a stand against corruption you tacitly support it.” ― Kamal Haasan
“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by the consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.”
“There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.” ― A. K. Antony
 “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
“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
“Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.” ― Charles Caleb Colton
“Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective.” ― Pratibha Patil
“Police are inevitably corrupted. … Police always observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that the position of authority is the most prosperous criminal position available.” ― Frank Herbert
“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” ― John Steinbeck

quotes on the corruption of power In English

quotes on the corruption of power In English
“It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.” — Montesquieu
“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” — Kurt Cobain
“A mind funded by logic can not be corrupted.” ― Axel Voigtländer
“Let every attempt of corrupting you be an unwelcome opportunity, to be honest. Don’t waste it. – Corruption as a Challenge.” ― Lamine Pearlheart
“Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn’t the young who corrupt the old, rather it’s the inverse. The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible.” ― Justin K. McFarlane Beau
“It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow.” ― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“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
“Without strong watchdog institutions, impunity becomes the very foundation upon which systems of corruption are built. And if impunity is not demolished, all efforts to bring an end to corruption are in vain.” — Rigoberta Menchú
“There are still those of us who work to overcome corruption and believe it to be possible.” — Padmé Amidala
“The hand that pockets the corrupt coin places it in the collection plate seeking absolution.” ― Stewart Stafford
“Only the man who wishes to be corrupted will fall into evil ways.” ― Tamora Pierce
 “Here is a man whose life and actions the world has already condemned – yet whose enormous fortune… has already brought him acquittal!” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider but it was a very corrupting business.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption—it corrupts valuable time.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham
“When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.” ― Suzy Kassem
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“A just law is crafted with thoughtful communication and factual debate, a corrupt one is forged to limit such things.” ― C.A.A. Savastano
“The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state.” ― Tacitus
“Governance is corrupted by politicians aspiring to become celebrities and celebrities assuming credence in governing.” ― H. Melvin James
“The terrorist in my life is the corrupt government.” ― Steven Magee

quotes on the corruption of power

quotes on the corruption of power
“When self-interest supersedes public service, society collapses under the weight of corruption.” ― Ken Poirot
“A corrupt leader is leading you only because there are more corrupted people to vote for him.” ― Wangnao
“And the so-called ‘political process is a fraud: Our elected officials, like our bureaucratic functionaries, like even our judges, are largely the indentured servants of the commercial interests.” ― Edward Abbey
“Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.” ― Aristophanes
“To survive in a corrupt country, you need to be the son of a king or be king yourself.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana
“As long as politics is the shadow of big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.” ― John Dewey
“Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the welder, the doctor, and the environmentalist — not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.” ― Suzy Kassem
“You don’t necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day.” ― Israelmore Ayivor
 “To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.” ― G. Edward Griffin
“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.” ― Henry Kissinger
“The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.” — David Hume
“People’s indifference is the best breeding ground for corruption to grow.” — Delia Ferreira
“Corruption is paid by the poor.” — Pope Francis
“Corruption is a cancer, a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity.” — Joe Biden
“To curb corruption, one must be courageous to confront and complain against the corrupt.” ― Amit Kalantri
“Beware of your contribution to the growing banality of evil lest you yourself become a cog in the machinery of terror.” ― Heather Marsh
“When corruption is the priority, honesty becomes evil.” ― Kangoma Kindembo
“If corruption had already taken root, then good seeds must be preserved.” ― Toba Beta
“All the things of the wild have their proper uses. Only misuse makes them evil.” ― Ellis Peters
“Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.” ― Edmund Burke

Best quotes on the corruption of power

Best quotes on the corruption of power
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Merely by living, man becomes degraded and loses in purity what he gains in power. However clear a spring may be, when it becomes a river it cannot help being polluted by mud and slime.” ― Maurice Druon
“Wherever there is power, greed, and money, there is corruption.” ― Ken Poirot
“All intellectual tendencies are corrupted when they consort with power.” ― Clive James
“It is true that nobody is above the law, but power can make somebody invisible.” ― Toba Beta
“Power in the hands of the reformer is no less potentially corrupting than in the hands of the oppressor.” ― Derrick Bell
 “Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.” ― Frank Herbert
“If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?” ― George Deacon
“Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.” ― Ayn Rand
“It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi
“If you were to ask why you would be told that the banks are encouraged by the government to make loans available for cars, but loans for houses not so easily available.”
“Have you ever wondered why it is that all we seemed to have learned from you is how to corrupt our societies and how to be tyrants? You will have to accept that this is mostly your fault.”
“Where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green...”
“There in the holy mill of murder, the meanest of men may seek and find that part of himself, concealed beneath the corrupt, which shines forth brilliant and virtuous, worthy of honor before the gods. Do not despise war, my young friend, nor delude yourself that mercy and compassion are virtues superior to andreia, to manly valor.”
“But there was nothing dulce et decorum about the Dervish dead. Nothing of the dignity of unconquerable manhood. All were filthy corruption. Yet these were as brave men as ever walked the earth. ”
“Unless you can get the ear of a Senator, or a Congressman, or a Chief of a Bureau or Department, and persuade him to use his ‘influence’ in your behalf, you cannot get an employment of the most trivial nature in Washington.”
“My own corruption is violent, tumultuous, enticing, and entangling. As it conceives sin, it wars within me and against me.”
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”
“The corruption of the heart of man is ... immoderate and boundless in its fury ... it is like fire pent up by God’s restraints when as if it were let loose, it would set on fire the course of nature; and as the heart is now a sink of sin, so, if sin was not restrained, it would immediately turn the soul into a fiery oven, or a furnace of fire and brimstone.”
“Miraz weeded them out. Belisar and Uvilas were shot with arrows on a hunting party: by chance, it was pretended. All the great house of the Passarids he sent to fight giants on the northern frontier till one by one they fell.”
“The puritanical, conservative value system of America was stifling after the soldiers’ experience in Europe. At the same time, corruption at all levels of government was commonplace.”

Best quotes on the corruption of power In English

best quotes on the corruption of power In English
“Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only the corrupt blood.”
“George: Godly money ripped from the golden teeth of the unfaithful, a pragmatic extension of the big dream.”
Laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied by those whose interests and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.
“Don’t worry. Everyone who left will come back. They’re just afraid of change.”
“The regime got scared because if these opponents had reached Tehran, they would have freed those who represented a real threat to the government…”
You have clearly proved that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator.
“Taking a bribe, letting yourself be bought off, accepting flattery in exchange for some sort of loyalty, is sabotage. Refusing to confront an issue because if you keep quiet you’ll get a promotion or be made an elder or keep your job corrupts you down deep.”
“They were trying to take down a clan, the most ancient and efficient social organization known to man. Didn’t the Americans realize that for every leader they arrested there were dozens of brothers, cousins, sons, and nephews to take his place?”
“Even if the Habr Gidr were somehow crippled or destroyed, wouldn’t that just elevate the next most powerful clan? Or did the Americans expect Somalia to suddenly sprout full-fledged Jeffersonian democracy?”
“The idea used to be that terrible countries were terrible because good, decent, innocent people were being oppressed by evil, thuggish leaders. Somalia changed that. Here you have a country where just about everybody is caught up in hatred and fighting.”
“A cloud of critics, of compilers, of commentators, darkened the face of learning, and the decline of genius was soon followed by the corruption of taste.”
“He sounded like a man who had slept well and didn’t owe too much money.”
“I have my pipeline into headquarters, or I wouldn’t be here. I get them the way they happen, not the way you read them in the papers.”
“Once outside the law, you’re all the way outside.”
“Being a copper I like to see the law win. I’d like to see the flashy well-dressed mugs like Eddie Mars spoiling their manicures in the rock quarry at Folsom, alongside of the poor little slum-bred hard guys that got knocked over on their first caper and never had a break since. That’s what I’d like. You and me both lived too long to think I’m likely to see it happen. Not in this town, not in any town half this size, in any part of this wide, green and beautiful U.S.A. We just don’t run our country that way.”
“He’s got friends in town, or he wouldn’t be what he is.”
“It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.”
“He doesn’t know what the truth means, so he does not even know how he lies. ”
“But whilst man takes delight in this honest and lawful pursuit of his wellbeing, it is to be apprehended that he may in the end lose the use of his sublimest faculties; and that whilst he is busied in improving all around him, he may at length degrade himself.”
“Slavery, as we shall afterwards show, dishonors labor; it introduces idleness into society, and with idleness, ignorance and pride, luxury and distress. It enervates the powers of the mind, and benumbs the activity of man.”
“The private citizen, who employs the most immoral practices to acquire power, can only act in a manner indirectly prejudicial to the public prosperity. But if the representative of the executive descends into the combat, the cares of government dwindle into second-rate importance, and the success of his election is his first concern. All laws and all the negotiations he undertakes are to him nothing more than electioneering schemes; places become the reward of services rendered, not to the nation, but to its chief; and the influence of the government, if not injurious to the country, is at least no longer beneficial to the community for which it was created.”
“Men are not corrupted by the exercise of power or debased by the habit of obedience, but by the exercise of a power which they believe to be illegal and by obedience to a rule which they consider to be usurped and oppressive.”

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