corruption

A Quote by Billy Graham on corruption, miracles, nations, prophets, and religion

The greatest miracle of the Bible is that the prophets of Israel could keep a religion as clean as a hounds tooth amid all the corruption and idolatry of the nations surrounding them.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by William B.‘Bill' Watterson II on belief, corruption, dedication, destruction, devil, evil, needs, and temptation

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help.

Bill Watterson (1958 -)

Source: Calvin and Hobbes

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on corruption, laws, men, and purity

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on compromise, corruption, deals, necessity, power, and weakness

If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements,corrupts even more.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on communism, corruption, country, death, disease, misery, and relatives

In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on corruption, death, envy, evil, fortune, life, mind, money, needs, power, reason, virtue, wealth, and world

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth - the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, achievement, corruption, evil, existence, fraud, hatred, hope, joy, life, men, money, respect, self-respect, shame, stupidity, survival, vices, work, and worth

Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers your scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384)

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A Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant on chance and corruption

I want either less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 -)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on corruption, idleness, and life

Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration: it is inherent in the very texture of human life.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on corruption and power

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

Source: Misquoting Lord Acton

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