• There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. -Henry David Thoreau
  • The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted. -John Lyly
  • The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels. -Lord Alfred Tennyson
  • The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference. -Bess Myerson
  • Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. -Saul Alinsky
  • I want either less corruption, or more chance to participate in it. -Ashleigh Brilliant
  • I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman. -Graham Greene
  • I am against government by crony. -Harold L. Ickes
  • Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. -Karl Kraus
  • Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism. -Walter Lippmann