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Famous Corruption Quotes

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A list of the best corruption quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous corruption quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic corruption quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about corruption?" and "What are inspirational corruption quotes?"

This list includes notable corruption quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest corruption quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite corruption sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.

    Karl Kraus More
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    Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

    Edmund Burke More
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    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 More
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    Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.

    Walter Lippmann More
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    I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect -- it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman.

    Graham Greene More
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    new! The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels.

    Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson More
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    There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.

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    When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.

    William Shakespeare More
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