quotes tagged with 'corrupt'
Author: Lord Acton, Source: letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Author: Lord Acton, Source: Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Author: Gandhi, Source: Unknown
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.
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 29