A Quote by Henry van Dyke on america, cities, corruption, country, daughters, equality, facts, fighting, honesty, honor, idealism, justice, liberty, lies, life, politics, power, sons, work, and worth

There is a life that is worth living now as it was worth living in the former days, and that is the honest life, the useful life, the unselfish life, cleansed by devotion to an ideal. There is a battle worth fighting now as it was worth fighting then, and that is the battle for justice and equality: to make our city and our state free in fact as well as in name; to break the rings that strangle real liberty, and to keep them broken; to cleanse, so far as in our power lies, the fountains of our national life from political, commercial, and social corruption; to teach our sons and daughters, by precept and example, the honor of serving such a country as America. That is work worthy of the finest manhood and womanhood.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry Alfred Kissinger on corruption and politicians

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.

Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on communication, corruption, manners, and saints

Our manners have been corrupted by communication with the saints.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Harry Shearer on corruption, power, and purity

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

Harry Shearer

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A Quote by Harold E. Stassen on corruption, courage, goals, god, greed, selfishness, vision, wisdom, and world

There will be selfishness and greed and corruption and narrowness and intolerance in the world tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow. But pray God we may have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.

Harold E. Stassen

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on corruption, cruelty, enemies, intelligence, and simplicity

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Human Factor (1978)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on corruption, men, and power

Power does not corrupt men. Fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on corruption, democracy, elections, government, and incompetence

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on corruption and youth

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on beauty and corruption

Beauty is like summer fruits which are easy to corrupt and cannot last.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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