Corruption Quotes

Corruption Quotes

The principal consequences of corruption

Corruption qoute from the financial life:

“Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral fibre and destroys trust.”

Robert Zoellick, ex-president of the World Bank –

Corruption Quotes world bank

Corruption qoute from a writer

“A fish rots from the head”

Joseph Wambaugh, American writer – police work in the United States

Corruption Quotes United States police

Corruption qoute from the political life

“The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.”

Bess Myerson – American politician and model

Corruption Quotes American politician model

Corruption qoute from Ireland

“Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.”

Edmund Burke – Irish statesman and philosopher

Corruption quotes liberty Irish

Corruption qoute from an author

“Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.”

Richard Armour – American poet and author –

Corruption quotes right side left side right or wrong



Practical consequences of corruption

Corruption qoute from the USA

“There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done… Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.”

Theodore Roosevelt, president of the USA –

Corruption Quotes United States president Roosevelt

Corruption qoute from Germany

“Corruption is a major cause of poverty as well as a barrier to overcoming it. The two scourges feed off each other, locking their populations in a cycle of misery. Corruption must be vigorously addressed if aid is to make a real difference in freeing people from poverty.”

Peter Eigen – German head of the Transparency International

Corruption quotes German head of the Transpareny International

Corruption qoute from Africa

“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.”

Wangari Maathai – Kenyan social, environmental and political activist; first African woman to win the Nobel Prize

Corruption quotes from Africa green belt movement

Corruption qoute from the USA

“If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.”

Noam Chomsky – American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist

Corruption quotes from USA about presidents

Corruption qoute from the Balkans

“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.”

Atifete Jahjaga – Kosovar politician and stateswoman

Corruption quotes from the Balkan Cold war book



Historical Overview about the Corruption

Corruption qoute from the antiquity

“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors.”

Plutarch – Greek philosopher (Lived from 46 to 119)

Corruption quotes from antiquity Plutarch Cold war book

Corruption qoute from the begginning of the modern age

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

Abraham Lincoln – president of the USA (Lived from 1809 to 1865)

Corruption quotes from Abraham Lincoln USA president

Corruption qoute from the begginning of the modern age

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Lord Acton – English historian, politician and writer (Lived from 1834 to 1902),_1st_Baron_Acton

Corruption Quotes from lord acton power

Corruption qoute from the modern age

“A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”

Theodore Roosevelt – president of the USA (Lived from 1858 to 1919)

Corruption quotes from teodore roosevelt USA president





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