Corruption ought not to be an inevitable product of democracy.
John Sculley ruined Apple and he ruined it by bringing a set of values to the top of Apple which were corrupt and corrupted some of the top people who were there, drove out some of the ones who were not corruptible, and brought in more corrupt ones and paid themselves collectively tens of millions of dollars and cared more about their own glory and wealth than they did about what built Apple in the first place -- which was making great computers for people to use.
I do plainly and ingenuously confess that I am guilty of corruption, and do renounce all defense. I beseech your Lordships to be merciful to a broken reed.
On being charged by Parliament with corruption in office (1621)
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
I see in every page, something to recommend Christianity in its purity and something to discredit its corruptions.
Letter to Thomas Jefferson (4 November 1816)
The sanctity of womanhood is incompatible with social liberty and social claims; and for a woman emancipation means corruption.
Honore de Balzac
A Woman of Thirty
In our corruption we perceive beauties unrevealed to ancient times.
Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
Otto von Bismarck
Martin Luther King
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
The Art of War
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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