Quotes on Corruption


  • 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



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