Power And Corruption Quotes by Eric Hoffer, David Hume, Lord Acton, Aung San Suu Kyi, William J. Clinton, P. J. O’Rourke and many others.
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
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.
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.
We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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.
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.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is not power that corrupts but fear.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The truth was that all men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression.
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