Power and Corruption


The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. David Brin

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. Jacob Bronowski

Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both. John F Kennedy

Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization. Bruce Kent

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Eric Hoffer

It is 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. David Brin

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. George Bernard Shaw

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Aung San Suu Kyi

Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it. Frank Herbert

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. Lord Acton

Naked power has its limitations, since power is a generator of corruption and corruption in its turn tends to dilute the effectiveness of power. Robert Payne

We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression. Eric Hoffer

I have a prejudice against people with money. I have known so many, and none have escaped the corruption of power. In this I am a purist. I love people motivated by love and not by power. If you have money and power, and are motivated by love, you give it all away. Anais Nin

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. Aung San Suu Kyi

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. Edward Abbey

The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. Ted Nugent

I have always been fascinated by the corruption of power. Joe Eszterhas

As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington's power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption. Steve Forbes



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