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American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
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
Swiss artist 1879-1940
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
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Source: Speech in Urbana, Illinois (1951)
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
Amos Bronson Alcott
American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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
American poet 1907-1973
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.
English poet 1688-1744
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
British politician 1897-1977
Corruption never has been compulsory.
British historian 1737-1794
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China 1897-2003
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.
American singer-songwriter 1949-
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
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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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