Quotes on Corruption

This post is a part of Project WikiIAS by IAS4Sure.

WikiIAS is a wikipedia for UPSC aspirants started by selected candidates. Here, you will get all notes you need to excel in UPSC exams at one place. You can also subscribe and get all these notes in an organised fashion in OneNote or Evernote. Please see the video in the bottom to understand better. If you are new to OneNote/Evernote, don't worry, we will help you in understanding it.

Help us improving it by providing your feedback in comments below.


  • Corruption is like a ball of snow. Once it sets rolling, it must increase. – Charles Colton
  • Power corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. –  Lord Acton
  • “Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power. – John Steinbeck
  • The worst disease in the world today is corruption. And there is a cure: transparency. – Bono
  • Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism. – Joe Biden
  • 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



Benefits of subscribing

Please comment below :

- If you want us to cover some specific topic
- If you find some factual/conceptual mistake in our notes
- If you like our notes. That will encourage us to do more.
- If you don't like our notes, then let us know why. That will help us to rectify the issue.