In the corrupted currents of this word offence’s gilded hand may solve by justice, and oft, tis seen the wicked prize itself buys out the law: but ’tis not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies in his true nature; And we ourselves compell’d Even to the teeth and forehead of our […]
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. (Hamlet)
O, that estates degrees and offices were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour were purchased by the merit of the wearer! (The Merchant of Venice)
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public.
Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.
“Your laws are ineffective,” Wen declared. “Why? Because no system of control will work as long as most of those administrating the law against an evil have more than a finger dipped into it themselves.
I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.