Quotations on Corruption

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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
(Keywords: African, Artist, Corruption, Fight, Literature)

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
(Keywords: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Corruption, Sin)

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Development, Corruption, Want)

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Corruption, Police)

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Corruption, Will)

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin
(Keywords: Art, Time, Corruption, Eternity, Photography)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Democrats, Republicans, Taxes)

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
(Keywords: Complaint, Corruption, Delay, Ethics, Republican)

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
- Georges Bernanos
(Keywords: Society, Corruption, End, First)

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Keywords: Corruption, Old, Property, Sin)

Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Government, Corruption, Party, Republicans)

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
(Keywords: Appearance, Corruption, Court, First, Limits, Speech)

What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Money, People, Corruption, Office)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Court, Media, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Ambition, Corruption, Legislators)

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
(Keywords: Love, Money, Power, Corruption, Majority)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Joy, May, Will)

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
(Keywords: Action, Corruption, Machine, Man, Prejudice, Reason)

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Challenge, Corruption, Duty, Youth)

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Corruption, Snow)

We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel
(Keywords: Corruption, Deceit, Propaganda, Word)

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
(Keywords: Acting, Corruption, Integrity, Legislators, Public)

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
(Keywords: Government, Time, Boss, Performance, Blush, Corruption, Disgrace, Now, State, Taxes)

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
(Keywords: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues.
- Ajay Devgan
(Keywords: Time, Society, Corruption, Today)

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
(Keywords: Congress, Corruption, Court, Pressure, Saying, Senate)

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
(Keywords: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

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
(Keywords: Leadership, Trust, Corruption, Office, Public, Public trust, Republican)

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
(Keywords: Government, Life, People, Corruption, Country, End)

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
- Edward Gibbon
(Keywords: Corruption, Liberty)

The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country.
- Newt Gingrich
(Keywords: Government, Time, Truth, Corruption, Country)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Fancy, Future)

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
(Keywords: Money, Financial, Corruption, Countries, Will)

If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change - even though they don't really know what they're trying to prevent - then you can get pessimistic.
- Paul Hawken
(Keywords: Change, Corruption, Focus, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Morality, Corruption, Obedience, Slavery, Violence, Will)

This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption.
- Jim Hightower
(Keywords: Health, Corruption, Delay, Public)

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
(Keywords: Imagination, Character, Corruption, University, World)

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
(Keywords: Corruption, Day, Democracy)

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
(Keywords: Money, Corruption, Effort, Ridicule)

We see violence to forcibly seize land, at any price, murders and corruption.
- Claudio Hummes
(Keywords: Corruption, Land, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Business, Money, Politics, Power, Government, People, American, Care, Corruption, Crime, Fact, Order, Party)

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
(Keywords: People, Successful, Corruption, Country, Day, Rights, Liberty, Office, Promises)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Corruption, Right, Will)

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Keywords: Corruption, Pen, Slavery)

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
(Keywords: Power, Corruption, Country, Destruction, First, Now, Road, Will)

And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption - to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways.
- Warren Jeffs
(Keywords: God, Soul, Corruption, Forget, Race, Spirit, World)

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.
- Abdul Kalam
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Corruption, Country, Difference, Key, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Government, Science, Bribery, Corruption, Debt, Nation, Public, State)

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