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    We have to change the perception that ANC members are corrupt just because of a few greedy individuals.
    — Zweli Mkhize
    I think it's better to have your personal life and your work life separate. That way they don't corrupt each other, so to speak.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    tags: work  personal  corrupt 
     
    I have never intimidated the masses... I only intimidate corrupt officials.
    — Zhu Rongji
    tags: corrupt 
     
    There is a long American tradition of suspicion of concentrated economic power because of its tendency to corrupt government and turn it from a democracy into a plutocracy.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    The soldiers feel that the Police are not serious with the criminal elements and that they are corrupt. The army had to come in and insist that criminals must be punished. It happens in all countries, there is a time when the army assumes the duty of internal security.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: time  corrupt  criminal 
     
    People say human nature is a very vague expression, people tend to say human nature is corruptible anyway and it comes from a theological point of view, goes back to the Garden of Eden, that there is always this corrupt gene waiting to be activated that we inherited from the very beginning. I don't believe in that theological excuse.
    — Wole Soyinka
    If you are corrupt and you have extra cash you are able to shut the mouth of your accuser and they will be silenced.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: corrupt 
     
    It is not fair to those who fight corruption that they have to fight the aggressiveness, the impunity of the corrupt.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: fight  corrupt 
     
    John Prescott has made the government look greedy and ridiculous. Labour is seen as the corrupt party. The government has been fulfilling the old rule that oppositions do not win elections, governments lose them.
    — William Rees-Mogg
    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor; and this I know, that, where law ends, there tyranny begins.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: power  law  corrupt 
     
    Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: power  mind  corrupt 
     
    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
    tags: power  law  mind  corrupt 
     
    Unlimited power corrupts the possessor.
    — William Pitt
    tags: power  corrupt 
     
    Until we are renewed in the spirit of our mind and illumined in every part, our very virtues are but taught practices grafted upon a corrupt bottom
    — William Law
    tags: virtue  mind  spirit  corrupt 
     
    Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
    — William Hague
    In England pensions used to be given to aristocrats, because aristocrats had political influence, in order to corrupt them. Here pensions are given to the great democratic mass, because they have political power, to corrupt them.
    — William Graham Sumner
    Power doesn't corrupt people; people corrupt power.
    — William Gaddis
    tags: people  power  corrupt 
     
    You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.
    — will.i.am
    Power dements even more than it corrupts, lowering the guard of foresight and raising the haste of action.
    — Will Durant
    tags: power  action  corrupt 
     
    Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    — Wendell Phillips
    Every government is always growing corrupt.
    — Wendell Phillips
    There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games...
    — Wayne LaPierre
    When the mind loses its feeling for elegance, it grows corrupt and groveling, and seeks in the crowd what ought to be found at home.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: mind  corrupt 
     
    Corrupt seeds bring forth corrupt plants.
    — Walter Raleigh
    tags: corrupt 
     
    Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.
    — Walter Lippmann
    I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.
    — Walter Isaacson
    tags: money  corrupt 
     
    We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.
    — W. H. Auden
    I no longer give Power Point presentations, because I've come to believe that power corrupts, and Power Point corrupts absolutely.
    — Vinton Cerf
    tags: power  believe  corrupt 
     
    Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
    — Vinton Cerf
    tags: power  corrupt 
     
    Rarely is any good done without difficulty; the devil is too subtle and the world too corrupt not to attempt to nip such a good work in the bud
    — Vincent de Paul
    tags: work  world  devil  corrupt 
     
    I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech.
    — Vince Vaughn
    It's hard not to get depressed when you pay attention to the world and how strangely and corrupt the people in it sometimes behave.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    I believe in Spiritualism; I advocate free love in the highest, purest sense, as the only cure for the damnation by which men corrupt God's most holy institution of sexual relations.
    — Victoria Woodhull
    tags: men  believe  sexual  god  holy  corrupt 
     
    Of course, the Clintons are not only corrupt but cynical as well. They accept that the progressive media, the foundations, the universities, the bureaucracies, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley honor power more than trendy left-wing politics; they well understand that their fans will, for them, make the necessary adjustments to contextualize Clinton criminality or amorality.
    — Victor Davis Hanson
    Now, on the other hand, if we booted all the men out of corporate America, and we had all women there, quite honestly I think they'd be just as corrupt as what we have right now. I think it's best to have diversity and different points of view.
    — Vicki Donlan
    tags: men  women  right  america  corrupt 
     
    The desire to have meaning and messages in a neutral way, independent of religious commitments, corrupts scholarly work on the Bible, because it suppresses the reality of the presence of God as the key to biblical understanding.
    — Vern Poythress
    It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.
    — Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
    tags: power  action  true  hope  corrupt 
     
    Instead of attacking people, we need to love people. It lights a fire under me because it's a reminder of why we need the Gospel. Our hearts are so corrupt.
    — Trip Lee
    tags: people  heart  fire  gospel  corrupt 
     
    It's lovely to be old. I've got age, experience and zero personal ambition. No body could corrupt me by anything: possibly a job in the government, a peerage, a quango, I don't want any of it.
    — Tony Benn
    We see the corrupt prison system, we see the corrupt police system, we see the corruption in the government, from the top on down. You know, it's built based on lies. However, the marijuana industry itself, because it was an underground industry, showed us the way we could exist on this planet.
    — Tommy Chong
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