A Quote by Ernest R. Palen, D.D. on america, bureaucracy, corruption, death, democracy, difficulty, freedom, government, kindness, and politics

We have forgotten in America that a democracy is the most difficult kind of government to maintain. It is the hardest kind of government under which to live. It is hardest to maintain because of the widespread political corruption to which it so easily lends itself. Our drift today toward complete totalitarian bureaucracy is one that threatens immediately the very freedoms for which our own boys are dying.

Ernest R. Palen

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on corruption, power, and weakness

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on corruption, faith, and power

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on corruption, men, men and women, study, and women

The traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: A Room with a View, ch. 2, 1908.

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A Quote by Edward Gibbon on corruption and liberty

Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on computers, corruption, errors, memory, poets, risk, and writing

WHAT IF DR. SEUSS DID TECHNICAL WRITING? by Bill Bercu If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report. If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash! If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall, and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang! When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM. Quickly turn off the computer and go and tell your mom.

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

Source: Posted by on the internet Bill Bercu and postedon January 30, 1998.

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A Quote by David Garrick on corruption and slavery

Corrupted freemen are the worst of slaves.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Prologue to the Gamesters.

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A Quote by Confucius on business, corruption, effort, politicians, time, taoism, and path

But if you do not have the Tao yourself, what business have you spending your time in vain efforts to bring corrupt politicians into the right path?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Compte de Volney on corruption, habits, humanity, and sentimentality

The habit of shedding blood, or even of seeing it shed, corrupts all sentiment of humanity.

Compte de Volney (1757 - 1820)

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A Quote by Charles Francis Adams II on aim, corruption, crime, failure, life, success, virtue, and wealth

Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.

Charles Francis Adams II (1835 - 1915)

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