Quotes and Sayings about Corruption

Quotes and Sayings about Corruption

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
I basically think everybody would be better off if people weren't able to exert so much influence on politicians with money.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
When you don't take a stand against corruption you tacitly support it.
There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
Corruption is just another form of tyranny.
Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt.
Brazil has a lot of issues that are similar to a lot of countries in Latin America, but the dominant issue Brazil is dealing with is poverty and political corruption.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.

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You see everyone wants everything, that's the way the world is. But I just might actually get it.
This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
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It's not the having, it's the getting.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
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The man who doesn't want anything is invincible.
War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.
Odysseus in Troy
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Don Lucchesi in The Godfather - Teil 3
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.
You're in politics. You know that no one can claw their way to the top without getting a little dirt under their fingernails.
Victoria Leeds in Baywatch
They say politics is a contact sport, and I have to agree with that.
Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.
Someone once said that politics is little more than the systematic organization of hostilities.
Politics is a game and a profession. It doesn't really serve the people the politicians are supposed to serve.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
F*ck my victims. I carried them for twenty years, and now I'm doing 150 years.
Bernie Madoff - Juni 2010
Tel Aviv is new, built on the sand dunes north of Jaffa in the 1890s, about the same time Miami was founded. The cities bear a resemblance in size, site, climate, and architecture.
Acceptance is the only thing you should teach. Be it Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit, you must inculcate acceptance, not tolerance.
I love you, Sarah. For all eternity, I love you.
A two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the long-term security of both the Israeli and the Palestinian people.
To make sure Israelis and Palestinians alike live in equal measure of freedom and dignity, we will not give up on working towards that goal.
Joe Biden - November 2023
I want a language that speaks the truth.
You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
If you watch the news, you see politicians use human vulnerabilities to get in and earn people's trust.
You can be sure that, in four years, you will see Brazil much better than when I received it.
Lula da Silva - February 2023
Free trade is very important if we respect equality among nations.
You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.
Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility!
Uncle Ben in Spider-Man
It's better to burn out than to fade away
The western Countries lie recklessly, like Goebbels: the more incredible the lie, the faster they will believe in it.
Vladimir Putin - September 2022

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