Corruption Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old corruption quotes, corruption sayings, and corruption proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash. Robert A. Heinlein
Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency. Anonymous
Corruption is just another form of tyranny. Joe Biden
If corruption had already taken root, then good seeds must be preserved. Toba Beta
Each of us is born with a share of purity, predestined to be corrupted by our commerce with mankind. Emil Cioran
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
The corruption of the positively wicked is often less sad and fatal to society than the irregularities of a virtuous man who yields and falls. Joseph Francis Edward Desmarais
The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way. Alan Bullock
Corruption is simply crime without conscience. George Richard Marek
The corruption of every government begins nearly always with that of principles. Charles de Montesquieu
Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today. Olusegun Obasanjo
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. Georges Bernanos
Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective. Pratibha Patil
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations. Thomas Jefferson
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst. David Hume
Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral fibre and destroys trust. Robert Zoellick
Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn't the young who corrupt the old, rather it's the inverse. The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible. Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. George Bernard Shaw
Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the foundations that allow corruption to exist. Eduard Shevardnadze
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. Peter Ustinov
Corruption is a tree, whose branches are of an immeasurable length: they spread ev'rywhere; and the dew that drops from thence hath infected some chairs and stools of authority. Francis Beaumont
The corruption of the age is made up by the particular contribution of every individual man; some contribute treachery, others injustice, atheism, tyranny, avarice, cruelty, according to their power. Michel de Montaigne
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. Charles Caleb Colton
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. Edward Gibbon
Corruption wins not more than honesty. William Shakespeare
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Albert Einstein
Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations. Milton Friedman
Corruption is man's inheritance. Anacletus
Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves. Vladimir Putin
Corruption never has been compulsory; when the cities lie at the monster's feet there are left the mountains. Robinson Jeffers
One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money. Indira Gandhi
There is something in corruption which, like a jaundiced eye, transfers the color of itself to the object it looks upon, and sees everything stained and impure. Thomas Paine
Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today. Mahatma Gandhi