Where his rule meant terror and division and brutality, let his capture bring about unity, reconciliation and peace between all the people of Iraq.
Blair, Tony Charles Lynton
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Acton, Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg
It’s said that ’power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable.
Book: The Postman
If we did not take great pains, and were not at great expense to corrupt our nature, our nature would never corrupt us.
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase
Colton, Charles Caleb
Power Corrupts... Absolute Power is kinda neat.
Guillaume, Andre de
Money does not corrupt people. What corrupts people is lack of affection. Money is simply the bandage which wounded people put over their wounds
The which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it, which will waste it; and the same corrupt dispositions which incline men to the sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
Letter to James Madison (12/1787)
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
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