Quotes by bribe

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  • Thomas Gray
    Thomas Gray
    British poet 1716-1771
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    Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton Wilder
    American writer and playwright 1897-1975
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    Marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    The secret pleasure of a generous act, is the great mind's great bribe.
  • Edward Coke
    Edward Coke
    English barrister, judge and politician 1552-1634
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    Thought the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
    Source: Institutes of the Laws of England
  • John Webster
    John Webster
    English dramatist 1580-1634
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    When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman.
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