A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on corruption, good, laws, and men

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Levant on corruption

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on corruption, daughters, divinity, god, love, mercy, power, prophets, salvation, sons, spirit, understanding, vices, and worth

. . . Our God is a God of love. He waits with open arms, and the unfolding of His merciful plan of salvation is not only therefore the mark of divine power but also the mark of God's relentless, redeeming love. It is a point well worth pondering because, among other reasons, it will help us to understand better why God, through the prophets, denounces sin and corruption in such scalding terms. He loves all of us, His spirit sons and daughters, but hates our vices. His denunciation of those vices may, if we are not careful, seem to obscure the enormous and perfect love He has for us.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.25-26, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Milton R. Hunter on achievement, body, church, clothes, corruption, earth, entertainment, eternity, food, heart, heaven, home, jesus, learning, lies, money, needs, possessions, service, spirituality, taxes, time, trying, and worth

I have learned as I have become older that worldly goods and things are of minor importance. One needs only sufficient food to sustain his body, a reasonable amount of clothing to wear, and sufficient comforts of home, and probably some money for entertainment, cultural things, church service, taxes, and traveling. The man with worldly riches cannot use more. He cannot wear two shirts comfortably at one time, nor can he eat two meals at one time. (Of course I know some who try.) I do not mean that one should cease trying to achieve; but what I am trying to say is that one should put first things first. The things of greater worth lie in the realm of the spiritual. They really constitute our eternal possessions of untold worth. Remember the admonition Jesus gave: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust cloth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6 :19-21.

Milton R. Hunter (1902 - 1975)

Source: at BYU, December 15,1964

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A Quote by Michael Van Biesbrouck on corruption, dance, life, people, politics, trying, and war

Again, we must ask ourselves why the people that brought war, plane crashes, political corruption, lap dancing and serial killers to our breakfast tables and into our living rooms are trying to sooth us with futuristic Web browsers, all buttons and spinning logos

Michael Van Biesbrouck

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A Quote by Melvin J. Ballard on control, corruption, destruction, intelligence, laws, nations, power, and self-control

No nation went into oblivion or was destroyed because it had bad laws, or because its statesmen were not intelligent, but because of INTERNAL CORRUPTION, and because they could not maintain the POWER OF SELF-CONTROL.

Melvin J. Ballard (1973 - 1939)

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on corruption, guilt, soul, and strength

For this is the true strength of guilty kings, When they corrupt the souls of those they rule.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Merope

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on chastity, corruption, death, heaven, inspiration, thought, and wishes

For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on corruption, custom, god, good, life, order, purity, soul, world, and yielding

The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world. Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me? I have lived my life, and that which I have done May he within himself make pure! but thou, If thou shouldst never see my face again, Pray for my soul. . . .

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King. The Passing of Arthur.

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on corruption, men, and power

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. . . .

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: Letter in Life of Bishop Mandell Creighton, 3 Apr 1887

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