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  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
    American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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    That by 1774 the final crisis of the constitution, brought on by political and social corruption, had been reached was, to most informed colonists, evident;
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. IV, THE LOGIC OF REBELLION, p. 132
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
    Source: Speech in Urbana, Illinois (1951)
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    As a poet there is only one political duty, and that is to defend one's language against corruption. When it is corrupted, people lose faith in what they hear and this leads to violence.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
  • Anthony Eden
    Anthony Eden
    British politician 1897-1977
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    Corruption never has been compulsory.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China 1897-2003
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    Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
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