In this post, you will find great Corrupt Quotes from famous people, such as Jay Weatherill, Adam Curtis, Ruth Rendell, Sucheta Dalal, Robert Caro. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
We’re taught Lord Acton’s axiom: all power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. I believed that when I started these books, but I don’t believe it’s always true any more. Power doesn’t always corrupt. Power can cleanse. What I believe is always true about power is that power always reveals.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
You are not born corrupt. We want to change that mind-set of the people.
Many original occupiers believe the political system has become so corrupt that even participating in it, engaging with it, corrupts the movement. I understand what they are saying. But often, change does come more quickly from the inside rather than the outside. My advice: try both. But don’t try violence.
If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.
Our government is corrupt.
D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is.
To me, ideology is corrupt; it’s a parasite on religious structures. To be an ideologue is to have all of the terrible things that are associated with religious certainty and none of the utility. If you’re an ideologue, you believe everything that you think. If you’re religious, there’s a mystery left there.
In my view, the most important lesson we can learn from Dr. King is not what he said at the March on Washington but what he said and did after the march. In the years following the march, he did not play politics to see what crumbs a fundamentally corrupt system might toss to the beggars for justice.
Every public institution in the United States and most private ones are corrupt.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
I refuse to bring my son up in a world corrupt as it is now.
Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
I don’t think that Washington is a fundamentally bad or corrupt place.
Full statehood in Delhi is a larger issue as compared to anti-corruption. For, only when the Delhi government gets its anti-corruption bureau back will it get the power of suspension and vigilance inquiries on corrupt officers of different departments of the government. That is how you can curb the corruption.
Many Americans have sensed there is a very corrupt pay-to-play system going on in Washington.
I think that at his core, Benjamin Netanyahu is not corrupt.
My second business would have succeeded but for competitors‘ jealousy. I was selling motorbike gear cheap, but the people I was undercutting complained to the manufacturer and cut off my supply. It showed me how corrupt business can be. When I sold phones, the same thing happened, but this time I was ready.
Some cops I don’t like – the corrupt, the brutal.
Behind every corrupt politician are 10-20 corrupt businessmen.
A corrupt judiciary is hardly likely to hold a corrupt executive to account.
People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
The fact that many journalists approach the Clintons – especially Hillary Clinton – with a presumption that she has done something that if it’s not outright corrupt is at least worthy of looking into, inevitably colors the way the public views the former secretary of state, and the way they respond to her in the polls.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
The illegitimate money made by corrupt public servants and the power that it gives them is then also used to perpetuate them in office. This corrupt money is one of the main factors responsible for the continued reelection of such politicians. They become masters of the people they are supposed to serve.
It is clear that there has been money, but it has gone to line the pockets of the corrupt.
No more corrupt politicians stealing from us.
My husband is not American. He was born in Brazil, where he grew up under a filthy, corrupt dictatorship. In his twenties, he moved to Europe, where he lived for a while under various socialist democracies. He spent a few years on a kibbutz in Israel, living out a utopian experiment in communal existence.
Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.
Congress is corrupt, gridlocked, broken, dysfunctional. It’s not working and we need it working again. It’s not going to get fixed by people who are deeply, in one way or another, inside this really broken system.
My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.
Boxing is systemically corrupt.
At least in the United States, most economic resentment is not directed toward billionaires or high-roller financiers – not even corrupt ones. It’s directed at the guy down the hall who got a bigger raise. It’s directed at the husband of your wife’s sister, because he earns 20 percent more than you do.
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.
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
I find the Democratic party overall, on a macro level, to be institutionally corrupt.
Our corrupt, partisan media are embarrassing.
Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
The problem with Russia is not corruption per se, or even Putin per se. Russian government is not corrupt because Vladimir Putin has absolute power. Russian government has been corrupt and will always be as long as anyone has absolute power.
Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
In a way, I think the whole business is pretty corrupt. It’s like anything else where people make a lot of money – it’s really hard for the little guy.