Corruption Politics Quotes

Quotes tagged as "corruption-politics" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Thomas Love Peacock
“Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”
Thomas Love Peacock

Madeleine K. Albright
“We cannot, of course, expect every leader to possess the wisdom of Lincoln or Mandela’s largeness of soul. But when we think about what questions might be most useful to ask, perhaps we should begin by discerning what our prospective leaders believe it worthwhile for us to hear.

Do they cater to our prejudices by suggesting that we treat people outside our ethnicity, race, creed or party as unworthy of dignity and respect?

Do they want us to nurture our anger toward those who we believe have done us wrong, rub raw our grievances and set our sights on revenge?

Do they encourage us to have contempt for our governing institutions and the electoral process?

Do they seek to destroy our faith in essential contributors to democracy, such as an independent press, and a professional judiciary?

Do they exploit the symbols of patriotism, the flag, the pledge in a conscious effort to turn us against one another?

If defeated at the polls, will they accept the verdict, or insist without evidence they have won?

Do they go beyond asking about our votes to brag about their ability to solve all problems put to rest all anxieties and satisfy every desire?

Do they solicit our cheers by speaking casually and with pumped up machismo about using violence to blow enemies away?

Do they echo the attitude of Musolini: “The crowd doesn’t have to know, all they have to do is believe and submit to being shaped.”?

Or do they invite us to join with them in building and maintaining a healthy center for our society, a place where rights and duties are apportioned fairly, the social contract is honored, and all have room to dream and grow.

The answers to these questions will not tell us whether a prospective leader is left or right-wing, conservative or liberal, or, in the American context, a Democrat or a Republican. However, they will us much that we need to know about those wanting to lead us, and much also about ourselves.

For those who cherish freedom, the answers will provide grounds for reassurance, or, a warning we dare not ignore.”
Madeleine K. Albright, Fascism: A Warning

“Shame on the misguided, the blinded, the distracted and the divided. Shame. You have allowed deceptive men to corrupt and desensitize your hearts and minds to unethically fuel their greed.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The Corrupt Officer has a Price and the Honest Officer has Integrity”
Gary York, Corruption Behind Bars: Stories of Crime and Corruption In Our American Prison System

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Help yourself with the state! It's on democracy!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Steven Magee
“The corrupt begat corruption.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns.”
Steven Magee

Rana Dasgupta
“They said, Now we are capitalists! but all Ulrich could see was criminality to a principle.”
Rana Dasgupta, Solo

A.K. Kuykendall
“Trump's defense is in his tweets. Insanity.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Philip Kerr
“But nothing surprises me now. I’ve grown used to living in a world that is out of joint, as if it has been struck by an enormous earthquake so that the roads are no longer flat, nor the building straight.”
Philip Kerr, March Violets

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Silence is the most expensive to buy.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“Frequent mobs, seditions, and at last civil wars, became common, while a few leading men on whom the masses were dependent, affected supreme power under the seemly pretence of seeking the good of senate and people; citizens were judged good or bad, without reference to their loyalty to the republic (for all were equally corrupt); but the wealthy and dangerously powerful were esteemed good citizens, because they maintained the existing state of things.”

Kenneth Eade
“Where there’s corruption in government, somebody or everybody’s making a lot of money. That makes it dangerous.”
Kenneth Eade, And Justice?

Kenneth Eade
“Government corruption made it possible to obtain authentic passports and visas, which were much more reliable than fake ones.”
Kenneth Eade, Political Thriller: Unwanted, an American Assassin Story: an assassination, vigilante justice and terrorism thriller

“While we keep legislating for our own interests the country will not move forward.”
Victor Bello Accioly

Noam Chomsky
“In effect, the large bureaucracies of the powerful subsidize the mass media, and gain special access by their contribution to reducing the media's costs of acquiring the raw materials of, and producing, news. The large entities that provide this subsidy become "routine" news sources have privileged access to the gates. Non-routine sources must struggle for access, and may be ignored by the arbitrary decision of the gatekeepers. It should also be noted that in the case of the largesse of the Pentagon and the State Department's Office of Public Diplomacy, the subsidy is at the taxpayers' expense, so that, in effect, the citizenry pays to be propagandized in the interest of powerful groups such as military contractors and other sponsors of state terrorism.”
Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

"Beta" Metani' Marashi
“They say "Money corrupt people," I'll say money corrupt only people with low character”
"Beta" Metani' Marashi

"Beta" Metani' Marashi
“A judge is like a horseman with a whip, judge is the one who chooses to punish someone harder than others. For example, if an hollywood star get caught breaking the law, most of the times they put them in rehab, but the poor goes in jail”
Zybejta Beta Metani'Marashi

“It is impossible to tell how much public money they [the cadres] have spent on dining, money wrung from the blood and sweat of hard-working peasants. According to figures released by the National Statistics Bureau, the yearly spending on dining at public expense in urban and rural areas is somewhere between eight hundred million and one billion yuan, enough to host four Olympic Games, to build two dams like the Three Gorges, or wipe out the disgrace of the widespread phenomenon of children being kept out of school because there are insufficient funds in the education budget.”
Chen Guidi & Wu Chuntao

“Religious fanatics and Political fanatics, yet we want Nigeria to be developed.

A nation filled with blind people.

See developed nations dealing on facts and figures, discovering cures for diseases, building people with great minds through science, proposing theories, debating over them, testing them and proving them thus using such theories to invent and innovate technologies.

Here in Nigeria, we are deceiving ourselves, fasting and praying. Pointing fingers at people who won't make heaven yet they don't wanna die.

A place where asking questions is a crime and a sin. They act as if they are holier than the pope.

Greedy and blind people.”

A.K. Kuykendall
“The determined attempt to discredit Robert Mueller, the FBI, and the Justice Department is an endeavor to protect the fervent sabre rattlers themselves. You see, all this commotion kicked into overdrive once the Special Counsel sought information from Deutsche Bank.”
A.K. Kuykendall

Steven Magee
“Corrupt utility companies require a corrupt legal system to protect them from their own sickened workers and the masses.”
Steven Magee

Holly Black
“Sprites glitter in air that stinks of freshly spilled blood. The revel will go on, I realize. Everything will go on.

But I am not sure that I can.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A nation which accepts to live a third-class life is just a third-class nation! If a nation wants to be called honourable nation, it must use the option to refuse any kind of policy which is against human dignity! No refuse, no honour! If you don’t refuse a bad government, you deserve it all the way!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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