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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.

Tags: Honest, Men  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

Tags: Fight, Why  ✍ Author: Ama Ata Aidoo

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

Tags: Power, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

Tags: Country, Power  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: America, Political  ✍ Author: Morena Baccarin

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.

Tags: Happy, Index  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.

Tags: Challenge, Youth  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.

Tags: Money, Tired  ✍ Author: Ray Davies

Corruption never has been compulsory.

Tags: Compulsory  ✍ Author: Anthony Eden

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent.

Tags: Saying, Silent  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

I see corruption as a mortal enemy for young democracies.

Tags: Enemy, Young  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

We are all aware that corruption is pervasive. It operates at every level. The poor may carry its greatest burden, but it is an affliction that every Indian is desperate to be rid of.

Tags: Greatest, May  ✍ Author: Rahul Gandhi

I am a relatively new Member to this Chamber, and it is troublesome to me and I can tell Members it is getting very troublesome to my constituents when they hear this repeated consistent drum beat of a corruption of the democratic process.

Tags: Getting, Tell  ✍ Author: Jay Inslee

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Tags: Country, Successful  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.

Tags: Give, Slavery  ✍ Author: Gillian Jacobs

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

Tags: Democracy, Power  ✍ Author: Jaromir Jagr

We come out of Jewish-refugee, Holocaust stock, which means that our predecessors fled and we learned that systems of power are vulnerable to corruption and can treat the defenseless in a destructive fashion.

Tags: Fashion, Power  ✍ Author: Al Jardine

When scrutiny is lacking, tyranny, corruption and man's baser qualities have a better chance of entering into the public business of any government.

Tags: Business, Government  ✍ Author: Jacob K. Javits

They have seized upon the government by bribery and corruption. They have made speculation and public robbery a science. They have loaded the nation, the state, the county, and the city with debt.

Tags: Government, Science  ✍ Author: Roy Keane

Political corruption is endemic all over this country, in some places worse than others, right? On crime, you have all the major American cities where the crime rates at different points in their histories, have spiked dramatically.

Tags: Country, Political  ✍ Author: Mitch Landrieu

But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship.

Tags: Bad, Become  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

Consistency for me is everything.

Tags: Today, Work  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

Everyone says corruption is everywhere, but for me it seems strange to say that and then not try to put the people guilty of that corruption away.

Tags: Strange, Try  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves.

Tags: Party, United  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. And it is the duty of every patriot and citizen of our country to make sure that this party is destroyed.

Tags: Country, Sure  ✍ Author: Bruce Nauman
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I used to look down on the world for being corrupt, but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.

Tags: Corrupt, Used  ✍ Author: Joseph Needham

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

Tags: Evil, Substance  ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.

Tags: American, Soul  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.

Tags: Greed, Soul  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

I would not apply the strategy of Calderon. I would look at the causes. Violence in Mexico has its origins in the lack of development and corruption.

Tags: Lack, Violence  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

To confront criminals, we need to finish with corruption. If we don't do this, there is no hope.

Tags: Finish, Hope  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Violence in Mexico has its origins in the lack of development and corruption.

Tags: Lack, Violence  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany.

Tags: Angry, Government  ✍ Author: Carl Paladino

I think President Karzai realizes exactly how important it is to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country now, step up endeavors to stop the drug trade and to deliver better governance. He said as much in his inaugural address.

Tags: Country, Fight  ✍ Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.

Tags: Laws, State  ✍ Author: Jorma Taccone

Over the years, many in the public have become numb to news of financial corruption, partly because too many of these stories involve banker-on-banker crime.

Tags: Become, Public  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

There are some who think that the government is limited in how many corruption cases it can bring against Wall Street, because juries can't understand the complexity of the financial schemes involved. But in 'U.S.A. v. Carollo,' that turned out not to be true.

Tags: Government, True  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

Contracting corruption has been around since the construction of the Appian Way.

Tags: Since  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

The sport of horse racing which, at its best, showcases the majestic beauty of this animal and the athleticism of jockeys, has reached an alarming level of corruption and exploitation.

Tags: Beauty, Best  ✍ Author: Tom Udall

I think legislation needs to put an end to doctors profiting on businesses to which they can funnel patients - that is business, not medicine. If you try to call it medicine, then it is corruption. Without legislation, it will keep happening.

Tags: Business, End  ✍ Author: Jacques Verges

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.

Tags: Away, Money  ✍ Author: Harry Warren

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.

Tags: Anger, Emotional  ✍ Author: Chen Ning Yang

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.

Tags: True, War  ✍ Author: Anthony Zinni

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.

Tags: Business, Government  ✍ Author: Amos Bronson Alcott

The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.

Tags: Point, Sin  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.

Tags: Compromise, Fight  ✍ Author: A. K. Antony

All my life I have fought corruption.

Tags: Fought, Life  ✍ Author: A. K. Antony

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.

Tags: Keep, Parent  ✍ Author: Fiona Apple

The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police.

Tags: Early, Police  ✍ Author: Roberto Assagioli

I was put into office by the people who believed in my idea that corruption is the root of poverty; that an end to corruption would mean an end to poverty.

Tags: End, Mean  ✍ Author: Benigno Aquino III

Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.

Tags: Art, Time  ✍ Author: Andre Bazin

It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats.

Tags: Both, Taxes  ✍ Author: Glenn Beck

I filed the ethics complaint against Tom DeLay not because I'm a Democrat and he's a Republican or even because he drew me out of my congressional seat but because he engaged in corruption to further his plans to disenfranchise voters in Texas.

Tags: Against, Republican  ✍ Author: Chris Bell

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Tags: End, Society  ✍ Author: Georges Bernanos

In Minnesota, we hold our leaders to a higher standard. We demand that the men and women we send to Washington stand above reproach and steer clear of the web of corruption, kickbacks and special favors.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Kurt Bills

The Arabs could have peace tomorrow if sufficient numbers of Palestinians were not content to be used as cannon fodder in fruitless assaults on Israel, even as the surrounding Arab powers distract the Arab masses with the red herring of Israel while retarding their countries with their repression and corruption.

Tags: Peace, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.

Tags: Beauty, Money  ✍ Author: Lisa Bonet

In any country, corruption tends to increase when more respectable means of social advancement break down.

Tags: Country, Means  ✍ Author: Katherine Boo

Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.

Tags: Old, Young  ✍ Author: Malcolm Bradbury

Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption.

Tags: Big, Government  ✍ Author: Sherrod Brown

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.

Tags: Ambition, System  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.

Tags: Fail, Money  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.

Tags: Individual, Speech  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.

Tags: Media, Talk  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.

Tags: Behave, Inhuman  ✍ Author: Alan Bullock

As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process.

Tags: Joy, May  ✍ Author: Amy Carlson

The fight against corruption is not bound to high-profile arrests and high-profile investigations. The fight against corruption is successful if you prevent corruption taking place in the first place.

Tags: Fight, Successful  ✍ Author: Ahmed Chalabi

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.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: John Jay Chapman

Today, to allege corruption seems to be the pastime of most people. All kinds of allegations are leveled. I think it is self-defeating.

Tags: Seems, Today  ✍ Author: P. Chidambaram

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

Tags: Once, Snow  ✍ Author: Jessi Colter

We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.

Tags: Deceit, Word  ✍ Author: George Creel

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.

Tags: Acting, Integrity  ✍ Author: Andrew Cuomo

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.

Tags: Government, Time  ✍ Author: Andrew Cuomo

The inherent corruption of man can often bring down the best system.

Tags: Best, Often  ✍ Author: Alexis Denisof

Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.

Tags: American, Until  ✍ Author: John Ensign

I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power.

Tags: Fascinated, Power  ✍ Author: Joe Eszterhas

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Trust  ✍ Author: Bob Etheridge

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Tags: Infallible, Liberty  ✍ Author: Edward Gibbon

The victory of Hamas is not only based on the corruption of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas has a vision and a program, and this is the reason why the Palestinian people chose Hamas. However, there is no doubt that the corruption helped Hamas's victory.

Tags: Doubt, Why  ✍ Author: Ismail Haniyeh

In this financial year we will be spending at least $1.5 billion on foreign aid and we cannot be sure that this money will be properly spent, as corruption and mismanagement in many of the recipient countries are legend.

Tags: Cannot, Money  ✍ Author: Pauline Hanson

If, as is natural, you focus on the corruption and on those threatened institutions that are trying to prevent change - even though they don't really know what they're trying to prevent - then you can get pessimistic.

Tags: Change, Focus  ✍ Author: Ethan Hawke

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.

Tags: Political, Why  ✍ Author: Alexander Herzen

This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption.

Tags: Health, Tired  ✍ Author: Jim Hightower

To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.

Tags: Compromise, Greed  ✍ Author: Lauryn Hill

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

Tags: Between, Character  ✍ Author: Richard Hofstadter

Therefore, until the day I die, I am going to do what I can, regardless of the cost to me, to try to stop this awful corruption that is destroying our beloved democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Die  ✍ Author: Sidney Hook

Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee.

Tags: Last, Money  ✍ Author: Sidney Hook

The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.

Tags: Best, Worst  ✍ Author: David Hume

We see violence to forcibly seize land, at any price, murders and corruption.

Tags: Land, Violence  ✍ Author: Claudio Hummes

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.

Tags: Happen, Time  ✍ Author: Xi Jinping

Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.

Tags: Again, Power  ✍ Author: Bruce Kent

The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.

Tags: Political, Winner  ✍ Author: Ayatollah Khamenei

Personally I don't think solving corruption is such a big problem.

Tags: Big, Problem  ✍ Author: Imran Khan

I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment.

Tags: Country, Economic  ✍ Author: Nestor Kirchner

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.

Tags: Law, Life  ✍ Author: Ed Koch

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

Tags: Country, Might  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society.

Tags: Far, Society  ✍ Author: Anna Lindh

We must fight against negativeness - especially bureaucracy, corruption and wastefulness.

Tags: Against, Fight  ✍ Author: Nong Duc Manh

We don't know what proportion of public funds is regularly lost to collusion and corruption. Is it 25 per cent? 30 per cent? We do know that a portion of these public funds are feeding organized crime.

Tags: Lost, Public  ✍ Author: Pauline Marois

I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy. We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Eyes  ✍ Author: Wynton Marsalis

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