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corruption

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the rights of man are the only causes of public misfortunes and of the corruption of governments.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former -- of the corruption of the will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the sweet stench of corruption that is all around them -- the keen, thin scent of decay that pervades everything and accuses with a terrible accusation the superficial youthfulness, the abounding undergraduate noise, that fills those ancient buildings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. [Twelfth Night]More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Danny Dalton: Some trust fund prosecutor, got off-message at Yale, thinks he's gonna run this up the flagpole, make a name for himself, maybe get elected some two-bit, congressman from nowhere, with the result that Russia or China can suddenly start having, at our expense, all the advantages we enjoy here. No, I tell you. No, sir. Corruption charges! Corruption? Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulations. That's Milton Friedman. He got a goddamn Nobel Prize. We have laws against it precisely so we can get away with it. Corruption is our protection. Corruption keeps us safe and warm. Corruption is why you and I are prancing around in here instead of fighting over scraps of meat out in the streets. Corruption is why we win.More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
Is there corruption in the Mexican system? … I think that President [Ernesto] Zedillo would be the first to acknowledge that there is.More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Amy: [at Endgame, Amy delivers the formal acceptance speech Max wrote for her] If there is corruption in this city, Lucy Diamond is behind it.
[Lucy enters the auditorium on an upper-floor balcony and listens in painful silence]
Amy: If there is indecency to be found, she is the root. If there is evil in this world, its name is Lucy Diamond. It's not until moments like this when you are forced to take stock of yourself that you see what you are made of. It's not until moments like this when you have to remember what's right and true. Because it's moments like this when you discover what it truly means to be a D.E.B.
[looks up, sees Lucy, and stops reading]
Amy: Which is why I can't accept this award from you tonight. Because, the truth is, the times I spent with Lucy Diamond were the happiest days of my life. And the only brave thing I've done this whole time is what I'm doing now. So if you'll excuse me, I have a date with the devil.
[smiles and runs from the podium]More [08/08/2007 12:08:00]
roper: Opium... O O
Han: We are investing in corruption, Mr Roper. The business of corruption is like any other business
roper: Ow yeah. Provide your customers with products they need and, uh, charge a little bit to stimulate your market and before you know it customers come to depend on you, I mean really need you.More [10/14/2007 12:10:00]
Reverend Shaw Moore: Even if this was not a law, which it is, I'm afraid I would have a lot of difficulty endorsing an enterprise which is as fraught with genuine peril as I believe this one to be. Besides the liquor and the drugs which always seem to accompany such an event the thing that distresses me even more, Ren, is the spiritual corruption that can be involved. These dances and this kind of music can be destructive, and, uh, Ren, I'm afraid you're going to find most of the people in our community are gonna agree with me on this.More [11/15/2007 12:11:00]
Peter: Drink up. Here's to fifty million clams.
Adrian: To the defilement of Earth and the corruption of its people.
Peter: Okay whatever, just drink it.
Adrian: It's awfully hot down here. How do you manage to stay so cool?
John: Uh, beer lowers the body temperature. I read that in a beer magazine.
Adrian: This liquid would probably quench my thirst, cool me off.
Peter: Definitely.
John: It'll give you a pretty good buzz.
Adrian: Or maybe it will trap me inside for all of eternity.
John: Uh, no it won't.More [07/31/2008 12:07:00]
[Father Jerry is returning the $10,000 Rocky has sent him 'anonymously' to help build the recreation center]



Rocky Sullivan:
Suppose the dough is hot? Nobody knows that but you and me.



Father Jerry:
That's just it.



Rocky Sullivan:
Oh, come on, don't be such an angel. You wanna get the center built, don't you? Well, go ahead - get it started.



Father Jerry:
Sure I wanna get it started; but I don't wanna get it started on rotten foundations.



Rocky Sullivan:
Aw, don't be a sucker!



Father Jerry:
All right, Rocky, supposin' I take the money... and I kid myself that it's a means to an end - well it isn't. It never will be. Inside the center my boys would be clean... and outside they'd be surrounded by the same rotten corruption and crime and criminals. Yes, yourself included. Criminals on all sides for my boys to look up to and revere... and respect and admire and imitate. What earthly good is it for me to teach that honesty is the best policy when all around they see that dishonesty is a better policy? That the hoodlum and the gangster is looked up to with the same respect as the successful businessman or the popular hero? You and the Fraziers and the Keefers and all the rest of those rotten politicians you've got in the palm of your hand. Yes, and you've got my boys, too. Whatever I teach them, you... you show me up. You show them the easiest way - the quickest way is with a racket or a gun.



Rocky Sullivan:
Well, it's so, ain't it?



Father Jerry:
Yes, it's so... God help us.

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[first lines]



Narrator:
So oft it chances in particular men / That through some vicious mole of nature in them, / By the o'ergrowth of some complexion / Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason, / Or by some habit grown too much; that these men - / Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect, / Their virtues else - be they as pure as grace, / Shall in the general censure take corruption / From that particular fault... This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind.

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Harry Kane:
Gold is nothing but that last corruption of degenerate man. But to be a little corrupt for the sake of art, that I wouldn't mind.

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Huw:
This nose can smell the primrose in the spring or mutton chops cooking or the well-brushed hair of children in the park. It is filled with the savors of innocence... and memory. The motion of the waterfall and the little girl under the haystack and cowslips in the railway cuttings. I can smell out the corruption in a den of hypocrites, scoundrels, and dead souls.


[Stroking his harp]



Huw:
Anyhow, it is mostly indigestion to what you're talking about.

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[McKyle is defending Superintendent Jupp on corruption charges. Regan refuses to testify as a character witness for Jupp]



McKyle:
[pompously] My client is a distinguished police officer with whom you had a close working relationship for the past three years.



Det. Insp. Jack Regan:
Your client is so bent that it's been impossible to hang his pictures straight on the office wall for the past twelve months!



McKyle:
Isn't there such a thing as loyalty?



Det. Insp. Jack Regan:
Loyalty is like a girdle: it should stretch two ways.

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[quoting "The Godfather: Part II"]



Arthur Fleeber, NYU Professor:
"Senator, my offer is this: Nothing." In that one moment, Michael Corleone says that all corruption is equal - that there is no separation between politics and gangsterism.

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Harry Martin:
You make things for sale Eli, you invent corruption.



Eli Chelarin:
And don't you ever sell it short Harry, corruption is the last untapped resource of pure energy on the planet. It feeds the market. It drives the economy. Corruption empowers Harry and absolute corruption empowers absolutely.

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T.V. Announcer:
If you're faced with corruption from civil servants, please report to the Anti-Corruption Division of the Royal Hong Kong Police.

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Governor Maclahose:
What I'm talking is very serious corruption in Hong Kong. As much as 95% of the civil servants are involved.



Former Governor Trench:
This is a bad tradition in Chinese society. They live in relationships and bribery. Anything can be solved with money. The situation is worsening and the problem is difficult to solve.



Governor Maclahose:
As long as we have determination, I'll clear them once I commence work.



Former Governor Trench:
What will you do if there's a rock in front of your path?



Governor Maclahose:
Move it.


[He bends down to pick up a rock]



Former Governor Trench:
[stops him] Be careful. There may be worms under the rock. They'll crawl on you.

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Sergeant Wong Yat-Chung:
Let me ask you a question. How much do you know about corruption in Hong Kong? You're not facing a few thousand policemen. It's a few hundred thousand civil servants and four million Hong Kong people If everyone had the habit of paying dirty money, they'll think that going by the back door is a proper thing. They all belong to the corruption group. What's the use of anti-corruption?

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Narrator:
Here Schoker, the camp commandant, said, "I want at least 600 Jewish deaths reported in the camp office every day." Thugs were appointed as overseers or block leaders. There was no efficient distribution of food. One prisoner collected the rations for ten or fifteen men. Hunger and hopelessness turned some of them into beasts. Sometimes, a prisoner carrying rations back to the hut was waylaid and robbed by other prisoners. Sometimes, he ate the best part of the food himself. Sometimes, he sold it. Corruption was fostered, for it gave another excuse for killing. All this seemed so remote from humanity, so far beyond the behavior of man. British Members of Parliament came, and saw, and were sick at heart. It had to be seen to be believed.

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Simon:
We're all just pawns being manipulated by the corruption of politics and big business anyway. Knowing about our health and environment, we just make bigger gas guzzling SUV's, package the... the food in plastic which leaches poisons into our bodies, sell arms to other countries, then declare war on them because they use them, and make paper towels and tissue? That'll only promote waste.

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Stephen Colbert:
Are you afraid that associating with the Republican party might bring a taint of corruption to boxing?



Don King:
Let me say this - I'm a promoter of the people for the people and by the people and my magic lies in my people ties. I'm a promoter of America. I'm American people. You know what I mean? So therefore, uh, do not send for who the bell tolls 'cause the bell tolls for thee.



Stephen Colbert:
I'll take that as a "maybe"?



Don King:
If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump his behind every time he hopped.



Stephen Colbert:
I... I get you.



Don King:
Yes, thank you.



Stephen Colbert:
What is it I get?

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Jan Schlichtmann:
The odds of a plaintiff's lawyer winning in civil court are two to one against. Think about that for a second. Your odds of surviving a game of Russian roulette are better than winning a case at trial. 12 times better. So why does anyone do it? They don't. They settle. Out of the 780,000, only 12,000 or 11/2 percent ever reach a verdict. The whole idea of lawsuits is to settle, to compel the other side to settle. And you do that by spending more money than you should, which forces them to spend more money than they should, and whoever comes to their senses first loses. Trials are a corruption of the entire process and only fools who have something to prove end up ensnared in them. Now when I say prove, I don't mean about the case, I mean about themselves.

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Gheed, Drognan, Alkor:
Akara and Kashya are Sisters in the Order of the Sightless Eye, but they are worlds apart. Akara is a slow river of magic, and Kashya, a viper of war. They're both deeply devoted to their religious order, yet the corruption of their Sisters pains them to no end.

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Jack Bauer:
[while holding President Logan at gunpoint] A year and a half ago I was warned my life was in danger. I was told the only way to survive was to create the illusion that I was dead. I had the deceive people I cared about. My daughter will never forgive me. Now that I see the depth of your corruption there is no doubt that source of danger was you. David Palmer was a great man and a great president, but he was also my friend. He tried to warn me about you and now he is dead. Other people tried to help me and they are dead. So Mr. Logan, I really have nothing left to lose.

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Dr. Stephen Maturin:
Jack, have you forgotten your promise?



Capt. Jack Aubrey:
Subject to the requirements of the service. I cannot delay for the sake of an iguana or a giant peccary. Fascinating, no doubt, but of no immediate application.



Dr. Stephen Maturin:
There is, I think, an opportunity here to serve both our purposes. As I understand it, this is a long, thin island. You need to sail around it. I could walk across it. I have known you to spend hours staring into a deserted bird's nest. I could walk briskly, pausing only for important measurements. Making discoveries that could advance our knowledge of natural history.



Capt. Jack Aubrey:
If wind and tide had been against us, I should have said yes. They're not. I'm obliged to say no.



Dr. Stephen Maturin:
Oh, I see. So after all this time in your service, I must simply content myself to form part of this belligerent expedition, hurry past wonders, bent on destruction. I say nothing of the corruption of power...



Capt. Jack Aubrey:
You forget yourself, Doctor.



Dr. Stephen Maturin:
No, Jack, no. You've forgotten yourself. For my part, I look upon a promise as binding.



Capt. Jack Aubrey:
The promise was conditional. I command a king's ship, not a private yacht! WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR DAMNED HOBBIES, SIR!

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I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.More [07/07/2011 09:07:56]
I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment.More [08/04/2011 03:08:58]
I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I've been acting on it. I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.More [10/07/2011 04:10:09]
New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.More [10/07/2011 04:10:14]
I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.More [10/08/2011 03:10:51]
The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful and…neglect persons of poor and mean condition…is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.More [10/14/2011 01:10:27]
What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money.More [10/18/2011 04:10:36]
I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.More [11/12/2011 06:11:51]
The corruption in reporting starts very early. It's like the police reporting on the police.More [11/17/2011 04:11:21]
We begin the path toward defeating Mexico's real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party.More [07/13/2012 05:07:40]
We have a circle of corruption and impunity that is too strong.More [07/13/2012 05:07:44]
The corruption of people is to behave in an inhuman way.More [10/30/2012 08:10:55]
And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality, corruption - to forget their prayers, to forget their God. And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race, accepting their ways.
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People talk about immigration, but they won't talk about the corruption that actually exists between Mexico and the U.S.More [12/23/2013 06:12:01]
Experience has shown that the greatest income after corruption brings the fight against it.More [09/09/2016 09:09:08]
Defeating corruption in Russia is too expensive.More [09/13/2016 08:09:57]
In Russia, it is gaining in popularity a new profession: a fighter against corruption fighters.More [09/13/2016 09:09:48]
The corruption is the child of mating of the politics with business.More [03/27/2017 02:03:07]
The state is a mechanism designed to regulate the corruption of the elite.More [08/14/2017 09:08:21]
To expose corruption in Russia is deadly dangerous.More [10/03/2017 09:10:32]
The difference between corruption and lobbying is as subtle and elusive as between a collector and a bandit from a big road.More [03/12/2018 09:03:12]

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