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Corruption Quotes

Corruption is a curse that afflicts many countries. It has become a major cause of concern throughout the world, but especially for developing and underdeveloped countries it has been nothing less than blaspheme. Extensive poverty and economic crisis in these nations have led to corruption. It has infringed upon every aspect of society, government, business, military and so on. Even regulations have failed to combat corruption, as in most cases, even the enforcers and lawmakers have turned out to be corrupt. The corruption quotes given below will give you a deeper understanding of this vice.

Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.

Vladimir Putin

Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Kurt Cobain

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

Jordan Peterson

Women deeply want men who are competent and powerful. And I don't mean power in that they can exert tyrannical control over others. That's not power. That's just corruption.

Adolf Hitler

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.

Paul Klee

Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.

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Malcolm X

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.

Xi Jinping

We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people.

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Thomas Jefferson

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

Malcolm X

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Thomas More

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.

Joe Biden

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism.

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William Gibson

I don't think nostalgia is a healthy modality. But nostalgia and a sense of history are not the same thing. Nostalgia is a dysfunction of the historical impulse, or a corruption of the historical impulse.

Alec Baldwin

New York... where people come for their Ph.D. in corruption.

Tucker Carlson

Trump is, in part, a reaction to the intellectual corruption of the Republican Party. That ought to be obvious to his critics, yet somehow it isn't.

Tulsi Gabbard

We have to put an end to the culture of selfishness and corruption that allows greedy Wall Street banks and executives to rip off working people without any consequences.

Andrew Cuomo

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 Jackson

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.

Joe Biden

Corruption is just another form of tyranny.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit.

I don't believe newspaper reporters can substitute for a district attorney, but a newspaper has a very valid investigative role. Newspaper reports on corruption in government, racketeering and organized crime conditions can be very helpful to your communities and the whole country.

Bruce Springsteen

For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.

John F. Kennedy

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.

Vladimir Putin

I'm sure corruption in Chechnya is minimal.

Joe Biden

Putin sought to keep Ukraine weak through corruption.

Bill Gates

Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid.

Ted Cruz

Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington.