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The revolution has been dubbed The Orange Revolution,
orange being the campaign color of Viktor Yushchenko.
The demonstrators say they are tired of living under a corrupt government.
- Bob Schaffer
Where the roots of private virtue are diseased,
the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
- Felix Adler
Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness;
he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious,
and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt.
- Joseph Addison
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection.
Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path,
for they draw only corrupt blood.
- Khalil Gibran
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If a policy is wrongheaded, feckless and corrupt,
I take it personally and consider it a moral obligation
to sound off and not shut up until it's fixed.
- David Hackworth
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
- Edmund Burke
When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet -
the first vice in corrupt nature that moves,
and the last which dies.
- Michel de Montaigne
People do not want politicians they know to be corrupt.
- Paddy Ashdown
Power does not corrupt.
perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
- John Steinbeck
If allowed to run free of the social system,
capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy,
which is after all not a natural state.
- John Ralston Saul
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
- Robert Anton Wilson
Chicago is not the most corrupt American city.
It's the most theatrically corrupt.
- Studs Terkel
I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.
- Ginger Baker
Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
- William Gaddis
I used to look down on the world for being corrupt,
but now I adore it for the utter magnificence of that corruption.
- Richard J. Needham
Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt
minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to
the just and holy commands of God.
- George Whitefield
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
- George Orwell
All things can corrupt when minds are prone to evil.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil
as those who steal from the public purse.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips
When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Political ideology can corrupt the mind,
- E. O. Wilson
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation,
for the sole purpose of defeating party.
- James F. Cooper
It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
- James Monroe
Chicago is unique.
It is the only completely corrupt city in America.
- Charles Edward Merriam
Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Every actual State is corrupt.
Good men must not obey laws too well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt -
but most think it's bipartisan.
- Chuck Todd
The temptations to wrong are many; they spring out of a corrupt nature.
- Matthew Simpson
Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.
- Alan Rudolph
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- John Acton
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it;
and this I know,
my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
- William Pitt
Behavior which appears superficially correct but is
intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
- James Bryant Conant
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael
People endure what they endure and they deal with it.
It may corrupt them.
It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.
- Dennis Potter
In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey
Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does,
but fewer editors than you may suppose...
the vast majority of editors are incorruptible.
- David Ogilvy
I have never intimidated the masses...
I only intimidate corrupt officials.
- Zhu Rongji
They call me corrupt, frivolous.
I am not at all privileged.
Maybe the only privileged thing is my face.
And corrupt? God!
I would not look like this if I am corrupt.
Some ugliness would settle down on my system.
- Imelda Marcos
Men of integrity, by their very existence,
rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above
the level of moral squalor.
We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
- John W. Gardner
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be,
he loves fairness more than anything else.
If the people placed over him are unfair,
from year to year he lapses into an embittered state
characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
- Anton Chekhov
Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don't have
that much experience with the law.
While the majority of people aren't corrupt,
there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country.
- James Patterson
Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors;
and laying aside corrupt superstitions,
let them acknowledge their Father and Lord,
whose excellence cannot be estimated,
nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage
of the narrow circle of life,
which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man,
never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity
is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine
In the year since we brought things into the open with
a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall,
we have learned about corrupt spending practices and
unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money...
and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.
- Laura Miller
There were a lot of adventure books for boys,
historical novels by Kenneth Roberts,
and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined
might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
- Peter Straub
While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower
courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting
experience in criminal law.
The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned
was how corrupt the lower courts were.
Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom.
- Samuel Dash
The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that
they have trouble making money off movies.
So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in.
If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses.
- Bruce Sterling
A fool is one who goes on trusting;
a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience.
You deceive him, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you;
and you deceive him again, and he trusts you.
Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn.
His trust is tremendous; his trust is
so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense.
Don't try to create a wall of knowledge around you.
Whatsoever experience comes to you,
let it happen, and then go on dropping it.
Go on cleaning your mind continuously;
go on dying to the past so you remain in the present here-now,
as if just born, just a babe.
Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
- William Pitt
Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey
There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm.
Peaceful coexistence corrupts.
- Jiang Qing
Too much liberty corrupts us all.
All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.
- Edmund Wilson
The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation;
the next greatest is he who corrupts it.
- Joshua Reynolds
I truly believe that all power corrupts.
Such is probably the thinking behind every political
film ever made in Hollywood.
- Elia Kazan
In the United States, though power corrupts,
the expectation of power paralyzes.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges
If absolute power corrupts absolutely,
does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
- Harry Shearer
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
- Edmund Burke
Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Lord Acton
Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.
- Alice Paul
Evil communication corrupts good manners.
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
- Benjamin Banneker
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance
of the position increases.
- John Adams
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more
true that power attracts the corruptible.
The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
- David Brin
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