quotes tagged with 'corrupt'

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881Saved by ImaWriterIII in politics government danger party class corrupt govern lordacton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887Saved by ImaWriterIII in government power corrupt politicalpower lordacton absolute 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.

Author: Gandhi, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state corrupt Gandhi civildisobedience sacredduty lawless 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are ways to be right on the surface and entirely mistaken beneath. That is what the Savior announced to the world. 'The law alone, cannot save you,' he said. 'I require the heart.' He reserved his most blistering criticism for the most outwardly correct people of the day, the Pharisees, whom he accused of being 'whited sepulchers' - beautiful, law-abiding, 'in the right' on the outside, yet entirely corrupt within.
Author: James l. Ferrell, Source: The Peacegiver, p 29Saved by mlsscaress in behavior heart law intentions correct actions corrupt 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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