Last on Earth

Corrupt

Definition: Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain.
Number of Quotes: 7

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Dean Acheson

There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims ... The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public.
Lynda Chalker

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
John Dalberg-Acton

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and the simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.
Graham Greene

When power leads men towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John F. Kennedy

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck

You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.
Humbert Wolfe

Search
Author A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Topic    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Famous Speeches           All Topics Fill-In Quotations