Power And Corruption Quotes

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 man

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