Government Corruption Quotes

Quotes tagged as "government-corruption" (showing 1-30 of 149)
Theodore Roosevelt
“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Tiffany Madison
“Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the individual citizen is enslaved to the forceful will of individual or organized aggressors? It cannot.”
Tiffany Madison

Isaac Asimov
“The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity—a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation

H.L. Mencken
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.”
H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

Arundhati Roy
“At times there's something so precise and mathematically chilling about nationalism.

Build a dam to take away water AWAY from 40 million people. Build a dam to pretend to BRING water to 40 million people. Who are these gods that govern us? Is there no limit to their powers?”
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

“A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

China Miéville
“While yes we can both agree the sudden recovery of this footage smells not a little, and that we appear to be bits of tinfoil-on-string to some malevolent government kitten, yes yes yes but, Borlu, however they've come by this evidence, this is the correct decision.”
China Miéville, The City & the City

“Liberty is a constant battle between government; who would limit it, people; who would concede it, and patriots; who would defend it.”
Samuel R. Young Jr.

“The history of patents includes a wealth of attempts to reward friends of the government and restrict or control dangerous technologies.”
James Boyle, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

“Worse than a corrupt government is an incompetent one, not least because having the second characteristic does not exclude the first one.”
Victor Bello Accioly

Michael A. Ferro
“Imagine if you will—and you will—a mushroom cloud bigger than anything that you currently see out that window. Imagine jet planes and bombers the size of apartment complexes dropping technological marvels of deconstruction upon this city, this world, all around the epicenter of a blooming death cloud. Imagine that mushroom coming to a head, knowing that it is filled with unimaginable heat and concrete, dust, papers—human faces, eyes, and brains. Gray matter filling the radioactive cloud with electricity as all that is inside us leaves us and becomes one with the mushroom. Glass will melt and connect with steel, and we will melt and connect with each other as everything that made us whole is criminally dissected and rearranged. Everything below us, from the sewer tunnels to the subway line, will be consumed into the cloud and jettisoned into the stratosphere, where it will become nothing but silken ash, hardened to a black substance, and turned back to a black dust, transfixed into a black nothing. A stinking, glowing crater all that remains of where you had your first kiss and told someone that you loved them. A mess of a world where everything you’ve ever done quickly becomes all that you’ll ever do.”
Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel

Steven Magee
“I dread having to call the police, as I have no idea if they will send good cop, bad cop, lying cop, incompetent cop, aggressive cop, assaulting cop, corrupt cop, or the worst one of them all, the terminator cop.”
Steven Magee

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A bad government cannot only be called as a ‘bad’ government; the real adjective should be this: Enemy! Yes, bad government is a real enemy for the country it governs, an enemy within!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

M.B. Dallocchio
“It was a frightening metaphor for what the United States was becoming – a Titanic of rich, proud dimwits heading for the iceberg of anti-colonialist backlash.”
M.B. Dallocchio, The Desert Warrior

Steven Magee
“The USA is a beautiful country...when you take the corrupt corporations and their government minions out of the equation.”
Steven Magee

“When life gives you lemons, you throw them at the Government”
SeanCityNavy

"Beta" Metani' Marashi
“There was a time I thought I can trust the Government”
"Beta" Metani' Marashi

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Charles Darvin is wrong : Only the closest to the government will survive!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

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?

Ljupka Cvetanova
“There are honest politicians. They haven't won the elections yet.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Abhijit Naskar
“True progressive, non-conflicted, peaceful, peace-making and sane government is only possible, when the majority is non-conflicted, peaceful and sane.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“In a society where the majority choose charisma over character, democracy does more harm than good to the actual progress of that society”
Abhijit Naskar

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