Top 232 Corrupt Quotes

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.

I think there is a case for strong action and intervent

I think there is a case for strong action and intervention when there is criminality and when the leaders are corrupt or behaving in a criminal fashion.
Back in the 1950s, America set out to intervene in Syria, liberate the people from a corrupt elite, and bring about a new democracy. They did this with the best of intentions, but it led to disaster. And out of that disaster, the Assad regime rose to power.
The more you pander to what is, presumably, the taste of young people, the more you corrupt.
Journalism itself is by no means pristine clean; it has as many corrupt elements as other sections of society.
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.
Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are.
The novel is a highly corrupt medium, after all – in the end the vast majority of them simply aren’t that great, and are destined to be forgotten.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
What compelled me about the story of Chernobyl more than anything else was something very universal. Yes, Chernobyl happened because in many ways, the Soviet system was deeply corrupt and evil, but the Soviet system did not arrive to us from some other planet. It was devised by humans.
Shaktikanta Das being appointed as RBI Governor is wrong. He has worked closely in corrupt activities with P. Chidambaram and even tried to save him in court cases.
We have to get rid of the constant fundraising that happens inside the Congress. Before, political parties used to raise money; now, individual members are raising money through the DCCC and the RCCC. It is absolutely corrupt.
Corruption and illicit financial flows are different. But they really must be twinned. This is because, for practical purposes, it is an eminently more sensible approach to treat most of the sources of illicit financial flows as corrupt activity, within a broader use of the term.
There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
Peter Straub
What we’ve seen is an attempt by mainstream politics and politicians to co-opt movements that galvanize people in order for them to move closer to their own goals and objectives. We don’t think that playing a corrupt game is going to bring change and make black lives matter.
Louisiana was as close to South Asia as the United States could get: it had spicy food, humidity, giant cockroaches, and a corrupt government.
You are not born corrupt. We want to change that mind-set of the people.
While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it’s okay if education becomes a profitable business, it’s not okay if it becomes corrupt.
Chetan Bhagat
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
William Pitt
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.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
I know the way this city works. We have one of the most corrupt cities in the country. The reason it’s so corrupt is because everybody thinks it’s honest, and it’s not. You know the truth when you go to Chicago. The difference here in Los Angeles is you believe it’s honest – and that’s dangerous.
The web presents an opportunity to showcase any character your sick mind desires. Want to create a cross-dressing, deaf/mute, corrupt politician who has a soft spot for saving children? Go for it!
The Magnitsky law has proven to be a powerful tool. While asset freezes and travel bans against corrupt officials may sound incidental, they have shaken the Putin kleptocracy right down to the core.
Please don’t begin to believe that the American political establishment is anything but a corrupt puppet of oligarchy.
Jimmy Meng sought to be a power broker in the halls of justice. But the influence he sought to peddle was corrupt, and his power was illusory.
If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.
Chicago’s been under the grip of the corrupt and broken political machine for as long as everybody’s memory.
I articulate the deepest need of the Filipino people, which is reform of a corrupt culture.
We are fighting the communal BJP on the one hand and the corrupt Congress on the other.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Let me make something clear: There are very few things

Let me make something clear: There are very few things Hollywood is right about. This is a very corrupt, elitist industry that breeds favoritism and fails people up the career ladder.
Our government is corrupt.
The proximate cause of Iraq’s unraveling was the increasing authoritarian, sectarian, and corrupt conduct of the Iraqi government and its leader after the departure of the last U.S. combat forces in 2011.
The United States, of course, in the late 19th century was extraordinarily corrupt.
We do not have to sit back and suffer the consequences of corrupt government deals and inefficiency, but unless a large number of people are convinced of this, nothing will change.
I’ll be honest with you: I think that it’s really difficult, this framing around ‘good cops‘ and ‘bad cops.’ Policing, as a system, is incredibly corrupt, period.
Under the all-encompassing aid system, too many places in Africa continue to flounder under inept, corrupt and despotic regimes who spend their time courting and catering to the demands of the army of aid organizations.
I am charged with violating pledges which I never gave; and because I execute what I believe to be the law, with usurping powers not conferred by law; and above all, with using the powers conferred upon the President by the Constitution, from corrupt motives and for unwarrantable ends.
In the game of cricket, a hero is a person who respects the game and does not corrupt the game. The one who doesn’t or corrupts the game, they are the villain. They should be punished, and they have been punished in the past.
In a world where it is so easy to neglect, deny, corrupt and suppress the truth, the scientist may find his discipline severe. For him, truth is so seldom the sudden light that shows new order and beauty; more often, truth is the uncharted rock that sinks his ship in the dark.
John Cornforth
Democratic accountability means that governments must be popularly accepted, with citizens empowered to replace corrupt or incompetent rulers.
Pompeii was an incredibly corrupt city. Pompeii was the Las Vegas of the Roman Empire.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Corrupt people sometimes are smart; some of them are dull, but some of them are very smart. They can hide their corruption tactics.
You have to live. I cannot say you cut off your income and become corrupt.
There is militaristic-hegemonic-plutocratic side of the U.S. which is getting out of hand and threatens to corrupt the whole republic. I remain a deeply concerned, committed admirer, but also a very worried one.
I understand how bureaucracies work. And that’s important because our government has become a vast, huge, bloated, corrupt bureaucracy.
In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money… and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.
Laura Miller
I promise, before God and my community, to seek reforms so that the powerful and corrupt are no longer above the law.
Andrew Thomas
President Trump should appoint a special presidential envoy and empower them to wage an unconventional war against Taliban and Daesh forces, to hold the corrupt officials accountable and to negotiate with their Afghan counterparts and the Afghan Taliban that are willing to reconcile with Kabul.
If we go back to the birth of ‘Superman‘ and ‘Batman‘ in America in the ’30s, they were created because of events like the Great Depression, crime and Al Capone, among others. Everybody was corrupt back then, and if you can’t have a hero in real life, it helps to have one in your fantasies.
Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system that is corrupt, that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.
Trump’s enemies pretend to care about his past with women or about ‘children.’ But really, they hate good men, good women, unborn babies, and children – they actively target, brainwash, and corrupt innocent children, teaching them that wrong is right and right is wrong.
Jesse Lee Peterson
D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is.
In any other corporation, if there was so many things that were found to be corrupt, then the man at the top would go – but that doesn’t seem to be the case with FIFA.
Al Qaeda’s leaders seek to reverse what they claim are corrupt Islamic practices bookended by the Mongol invasions in 1256 and Ataturk’s ending the caliphate in 1924. Theirs is a fight to turn Islam’s clock back to the time of Prophet Muhammad‘s original followers.
It’s hard not to get depressed when you pay attention to the world and how strangely and corrupt the people in it sometimes behave.
No wonder we have a lot of violence in Rio: the corrupt and violent policemen meet the violent criminals in the streets. What else is going to happen?
India needs honest bureaucrats; most officers in the system are corrupt.
We have defeated Gaddafi on the battlefield; now we must defeat him in our imagination. We must not allow his legacy to corrupt our dream. Let’s keep focused on the true prize: unity, democracy, and the rule of law. Let’s not seek revenge; that would diminish our future.
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.
If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism

If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state.
Like most people who live in India, I complain about corruption, but know that I can live with corrupt men. It is the honest ones I secretly worry about.
There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, ‘The government’s corrupt,’ and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done.
President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family‘s pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies.
Veganism is a point of contention all year round. So much so that many vegans cut themselves off from the rest of society, huddling together for warmth and smugness, and using online forums to vent their disgust at the morally corrupt dairy- and meat-eating savages who make up most of the populace.
I have so many positive points. I am not corrupt, I am competent.
The National Action Party, in many ways, emulated the PRI in the way in which it conducted itself in government, supporting corporatist leaders, supporting corrupt oil worker union leaders.
I don’t actually subscribe to the view that all power corrupts. But absolute power – when secured on the back of massive parliamentary majorities, which don’t reflect the balance of political opinion in the country – can corrupt absolutely.
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
The AAP from the beginning made it clear that they were about changing policy and not being a symbol of purity in a corrupt world.
When a few people control the bulk of money, they can not only influence elections by money power – which enables various forms of advertising and propaganda campaigns – they can also corrupt and misuse all institutions of the state to influence elections.
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.
The Veterans Administration is a scandal. It’s corrupt, and what’s going on is a disgrace. And, believe me, if I win, if I become president, that will end. The veterans will be treated properly.
Donald Trump
Instead of exporting what they perceived to be rational, modern, humane government to their colonies, the British often found themselves propping up deeply unattractive and corrupt princelings and client rulers because this was the cheapest way of maintaining control.
Communism didn’t work because people weren’t ready for it, it was corrupt, and because it squelched individualism.
By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom.
In about 1975-76, I lived with a woman in a little hut with some fruit trees, and I had some of the most extraordinary, happy times of my life. Apart from the horrendous Queensland police, who were corrupt and venal, it really was like living in paradise.
Women work harder. And women are more honest; they have less reasons to be corrupt.
The Trump administration is shaping up to be one of the most corrupt since the Gilded Age.
I felt Nigeria didn’t have to succumb to the image of being a corrupt country; we didn’t have to let the economy stagnate.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
I think the presumption is, for some reason, anybody who comes from the business or the corporate world is corrupt.
Every public institution in the United States and most private ones are corrupt.
There is a very uneasy relationship between money and creativity, between money and almost everything. Its tendency to control and corrupt – whether it’s in arts or education or politics, hardly anything is untouched by it. Journalism certainly is up there. Everything is susceptible to it.
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
When I used to fight against the corrupt system, my wife ran the house and my mother supported me.
You have to accept that Batman is a fact of life in Gotham City, and on top of that, you have to accept that somehow this city manages to function with a police force that’s 90% corrupt.
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
There are no human rights to corrupt our children.
Russia’s leaders, rich with oil wealth and corrupt with power, have rejected democratic ideals and the obligations of a responsible power.
The problem in Pankisi is an extension of broader problems throughout Georgia. The whole system is based on shady deals. The entire government is corrupt.
Corrupt fantasy points us, or forms us, in a consciousness that can lead to thinking that evil is good and good is evil. In the worst case, this may have long range effects, prompting the reader intuitively, subconsciously, to do evil while thinking they’re doing good.
Right here at home, we have seen what happens when a po

Right here at home, we have seen what happens when a politician breaks that public trust, when they are dishonest and corrupt.
Personally, I have never considered myself corrupt or seen the need to be so. People are judged as what they are perceived to be.
On Putin’s order, corrupt apparatchiks and crony oligarchs rob Russians of their nation‘s wealth and resources.
I’m Dan Gelber. As a federal prosecutor, I helped put away corporate criminals, corrupt politicians and violent gangs.
Dan Gelber
The United States must look beyond Mr. Putin. His regime may appear imposing, but it is rotting inside. His Russia is not a great power on par with America. It is a gas station run by a corrupt, autocratic regime.
The eradication of the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing less than an abolition of democracy and a guarantee that Arabs will continue living under authoritarian and corrupt regimes.
I refuse to bring my son up in a world corrupt as it is now.
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
Historians of European royalty have written of the king‘s ‘two bodies‘ : one mortal and corrupt; the other divine, abstract and timeless.
Every institution, including the judiciary has its share of black sheep and corrupt judges.
We have all been told that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I have long thought this is nonsense.
For too long, Missouri has been run by career politicians, owned by corrupt consultants, high-paid lobbyists and special interests.
When you have a prime minister who is corrupt, then you can be sure that a country cannot be anything else but corrupt.
I would say that the West is very young, it’s very corrupt. We’re not very wise. And I think we’re hopeful that there is a place that is ancient and wise and open and filled with light.
The Chinese countryside has become a slave labour camp and dumping ground for every imaginable pollutant. The rural peasantry is being sucked dry by corrupt government tax collectors.
The Tammany guys, many of them were corrupt. They were still around when I was a boy. You knew the Tammany guys’ name.
I’ve always wanted to play the villain. You get to be morally corrupt. You don’t get to do that in real life.
Sometime in the not too distant future, denying gays the right to marry will be viewed as historically corrupt – as corrupt as denying slaves their freedom.
Openness, transparency – these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt… and that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done.
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.
Its easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it’s valid.
I’m proud to have played a major part in destroying Fleet Street, a corrupt cartel of unions and proprietors that operated against the public interest.
Industrialists have begun to realise that they would probably be better at influencing policy themselves, rather than depend on some political stooge or corrupt bureaucrat.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
No other facet of American business is more corrupt, more intoxicated with illegality, more weakly regulated, and has a greater impact on poor and working people than debt collectors; not credit card companies or subprime mortgages, not even payday lenders.
I don’t think that Washington is a fundamentally bad or corrupt place.
Men and women of character raise strong children who are not easily influenced by the media, corrupt schools, bad friends, and the outside world.
Jesse Lee Peterson
Our party is the upcoming alternative force in Tamil Nadu and both the ruling AIADMK and DMK are corrupt and both parties used money power to woo voters during Srirangam bypolls.
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.
Obstruction of justice requires a corrupt intent.
Our political leaders, our top generals, our military brass, our national security apparatus are grossly incompetent or, worse, corrupt.
Many Americans have sensed there is a very corrupt pay-

Many Americans have sensed there is a very corrupt pay-to-play system going on in Washington.
When I look at Washington today, we need to bring us together. We need to solve problems, we need to rebuild our military so we can stand up to radical Islam, we need to get our economy growing much faster by throwing out the corrupt tax code and lowering the rates.
I think that at his core, Benjamin Netanyahu is not corrupt.
We will not join hands with the Congress in any circumstance, because they are corrupt.
In a pure capitalist system, an institution as moronic and corrupt as Bank of America would be swiftly punished by the market – the executives would get to loot their own firms once, then they’d be looking for jobs again.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil‘s alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
There’s already been black presidents who’ve been corrupt, so it doesn’t strike me that having a black man in office means he’s going to be the Messiah.
My view of civilization is that there have always been small pockets of good, decent, kind people surrounded by corrupt and evil power structures. It’s always a battle to stay on the side of good.
Nancy Farmer
Power tends to corrupt – so we should, in both the public and the private spheres, be on guard against, and erect sturdy guardrails against, the corruptions of power.
If you don’t pay bribes, people think you’re odd. It’s very sad. I cannot say that I’m proud to be an Indonesian. This is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
Edwin Soeryadjaya
My second business would have succeeded but for competitorsjealousy. 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.
We are pleased to dismiss politics as entirely corrupt, if not financially, intellectually.
I’ve been in journalism my entire adult life and have often defended it against fellow conservatives who claim the news business is fundamentally corrupt.
Self-deception is so far from impossible that it is one of the most ordinary phenomena with which we are acquainted. Nothing is more usual than for a man to impute his actions to honorable motives when it is nearly demonstrable that they flowed from some corrupt and contemptible force.
Hillary Clinton is a corrupt career politician who has recklessly handled classified information in an attempt to avoid accountability and put American lives at risk, including those of my former colleagues. She fails the basic tests of judgment and ethics any candidate for president must meet.
Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.
Many rich people in China made their fortunes by damaging natural resources and building corrupt relations with the government.
We write with the souls of thousands of lives saved, the lives of millions of jobs created, liberating multitudes of drivers from the shackles of servitude to iniquitous taxi cartels of corrupt cabals that choked cities with their pollution of air and morals.
Our aim should be to not allow a single corrupt politician or even a family member to enter the House.
Narendra Modi promised a future and represented a hope. He wanted to rid the nation of a non-performing, corrupt government. People voted for him.
Some cops I don’t like – the corrupt, the brutal.
The only reason investors haven‘t run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed.
I’m not necessarily opposed to greater American involvement. But if that’s the way the Mexican government wants to go, it needs to come clean about it. Just look at what we learned from Iraq. Secrecy led to malfeasance. It led to corrupt contracting.
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.
Paddy Ashdown
When you show a corrupt police officer in a film, you don’t mean that all policemen are corrupt. You just point to the fact that there is corruption in the system.
I think political parties can be funded in a perfectly rational way without being 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.
They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
The Countrywide scandal is a lesson for anyone who tries to downplay the significance of crony capitalism, which moves far beyond perks and favors for politicians. These corrupt arrangements influence policies that impact all Americans, and never for the better.
The Apple imperative is to build a system that is 100 p

The Apple imperative is to build a system that is 100 per cent resistant to any government warrant. The data on your iPhone, no matter how swarmy, corrupt, or dangerous you are, is supposedly safe. That’s also the proposition of Panamanian banking laws.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
You actually need to go somewhere and vote and make sure you don’t have corrupt police. But there’s a faith in technology as the savior, as the new Messiah, and that’s definitely not the case.
Nigeria, with the oil sector, had the reputation of being corrupt and not managing its own public finances well. So what did we try to do? We introduced a fiscal rule that de-linked our budget from the oil price.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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.
The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
Port Royal, Jamaica, was built for pirates. The town had a well-protected harbor, corrupt politicians and townsfolk, and a set of ethics that seemed passed down from Sodom and Gomorrah.
I am calling Shaktikanta Das as a corrupt person. I am surprised that the man I got removed from the Finance Ministry for corruption was brought in as governor.
When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.
If the Russians masterminded fraud for 40 years at the highest state level in sports, operating behind the scenes to corrupt sports, what else are they capable of?
Bryan Fogel
Over the years, Western governments have been criticized for working with foreign police who have proved abusive or corrupt.
There’s so much corruption in America; there’s so much corruption around the world. It’s all coming to the surface thanks to the Internet, and thanks to the younger people who are saying, ‘We don’t like corrupt people.’
It is clear that there has been money, but it has gone to line the pockets of the corrupt.
Please, please stop saying that Ukraine is a corrupt country, because from now, it’s not true. We want to change this image.
We have said it loud and clear: Regardless of whether it involves someone from our party or any other party, whoever it is, the Cicies will have to act against a corrupt person.
No more corrupt politicians stealing from us.
There is no need to respond to whatever your most powerful and unaccountable political opponent says you have to respond to, particularly on their own corrupt and partisan terms. Treat them as your primary political opposition, because they are.
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
I was a rebel. I never wanted to build. We thought of architecture as intellectually bankrupt and slightly corrupt, and I was always more interested in other forms of discourse.
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.
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.
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard put to distinguish them.
Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.
Donald Trump
Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
Charles W. Pickering
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.
Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God.
The impression of Pakistan is that people are corrupt. I don’t think they are as corrupt as they are made out to be. I can look you in the eye and tell you I’ve never bribed anybody.
Mian Muhammad Mansha
As a young man, you’re dazzled by the power of the White House and all that. But power tends to corrupt.
There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people through vicious and violent video games.
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.
Ellen Willis
Democrats don't react the same way Republicans do, beca

Democrats don’t react the same way Republicans do, because they are not forced to react the same way Republicans are forced to react. They get to be as corrupt as, basically, they want, and just ignore it.
Jack Abramoff
Boxing is systemically corrupt.
Those is power being largely corrupt, recognize that a non functional and corrupt judiciary will allow them to escape punishment even when they get caught.
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.
Bob Schaffer
In the Dobbsian view of America, the mainstream media isn’t evil because it’s liberal but because it’s lazy. And Washington is utterly corrupt, has sold out, Democrats and Republicans alike. And corporate America is an insatiable pig.
Corrupt bureaucrats and cops ought to dismissed or compulsorily retired from service, as they are a drain on the service. Their performance must be vigorously assessed.
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
There are so many families that are divided by Fox and Trump. I think a lot of people have been surprised by just how deep and how corrupt the roots are – how there’s been collusion between Fox and Trump right in plain sight the whole time, and yet it’s not often recognized.
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
I’m not averse to making a lot of money. But where does that end? I hang out with people with hundreds of millions of dollars. Is that the standard by which I should measure myself? Where does that take you if you’re in my business? I think it takes you to pretty dark, corrupt places.
The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
In order for New York to not only get back to where we were, but to finally fulfill our potential as the greatest city on Earth, we need people in charge who are going to fight for the working class, and not the corrupt institutions that have taken advantage of a broken system.
Our society is ridden with corruption and corrupt people. This is perhaps the reason why despite receiving several offers, I am unwilling to contest elections as I lack what it takes to become a politician.
I find the Democratic party overall, on a macro level, to be institutionally corrupt.
That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
Hall Caine
Why do politicians and bureaucrats get salaries and perks from the pockets of the poor and do nothing for them? So I took action against the corrupt and the lazy.
After decades of systematic plundering of state property by corrupt oligarchs, the country needs a collective awakening.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.
Alan Rudolph
Some on the Left can be very selective about the kinds of violence they oppose. For some of them, gun violence is a crime to be decried – unless it is committed by an ‘aggrieved’ victim against what they consider a corrupt institution.
Our corrupt, partisan media are embarrassing.
Trayvon Martin was the product of a broken home. He was also a victim of the corrupt civil-right leaders who peddle racism infecting the minds of young blacks.
Jesse Lee Peterson
The majority of immigrants are in search of a better life for their families or are seeking safety by leaving violent and corrupt countries.
You could be a corrupt doctor, but at least you have to go to the medical school first. Right?
Prior to the 2014 General Election, the country was passing through a phase of uncertainty. After the elections, my government assumed charge and vowed to build a New India. A New India with no place for imperfect, corrupt and inertia ridden systems.
Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.
The NYPD is just a branch of corruption connected to a giant, corrupt tree called the United States government.
The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.
If you’ve ever liked an artist or someone who then does something or is accused of something extremely corrupt, and your moral conscience won‘t allow you to accept that artist, the truth is then that creates a void in your life. Because then something you loved was taken from you.
The problem with Russia is not corruption per se, or ev

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.
The Soviet system is how everything here works. It’s very difficult to break the system. The system is big and inflexible, uneffective, and also corrupt. And that is our main goal: to change the system, to break the system, to make it modern.
With ‘Hunger Games,’ it’s about people rising up to fight against a corrupt government that controls them.
The country should not have to wonder whether politicians’ stock trades were corrupt. It should not have to think about politicians’ portfolios at all.
It’s hard to escape bullies that come in many shapes and forms. The processed food industry, corrupt religious organizations, and celebrity worship culture are just a few that we deal with in modern times.
Now, a big part of Donald Trump’s campaign strategy has been to try and undermine the legitimacy of the election. Then, if he loses, he can just dismiss the whole thing as corrupt and claim victory anyway.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug bill, which might be the most corrupt piece of legislation in history, was a huge giveaway of taxpayer funds to the big pharmaceutical companies.
Surveillance changes history. We know this through examples of corrupt presidents like Nixon.
In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.
William Gaddis
Various people have explained why Henry Kissinger is a bad choice to run an investigation into what went wrong on Sept. 11. He’s a liar. He’s an apologist for corrupt regimes.
There’s a lot of hypocrisy and condescension in Israel’s institutionalized support for Mubarak’s tyrannical rule, in its backing of a corrupt leader who established a brutal secret police state to suppress his citizens and keep their mouths shut.
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.
Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
Power tends to corrupt. But the power in Washington resides in Congress, if it wants to use it. It can do anything – it can stop the Vietnam War, it can make its will felt, if it can ever get its act together to do anything.