Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.
I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect -- it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman.
Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.
When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
The jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels.
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) British poet.
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.