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Quotes on Integrity and Corruption

Joseph P. Even the best-intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.

The meaning and origin of the expression: Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

Droll, cynical, deliciously nasty comments on the forces that make the world go around, by wickedly witty thinkers from the past and the present.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "corruption" Showing of And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "power-corrupts" Showing of But ignorance is no protection. Of all our passions and appetites, the love of power is of the most imperious and unsociable nature, since the pride of one man requires the submission of the multitude. In the tumult of civil discord, the laws of society lose their force, and their place is seldom supplied by those of humanity. The ardor of contention, the pride of victory, the despair of success, the memory of past injuries, and the fear of future dangers, all contribute to inflame the mind, and to silence the voice of pity.

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