Quotation Explorer - 'Corrupts'

Too much liberty corrupts us all. - Terence
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptable. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. - Frank Herbert
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. - John Steinbeck
It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
Association with other people corrupts our character; especially when we have none. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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 dements even more than it corrupts, lowering the guard of foresight and raising the haste of action.
Success corrupts character when a person loses the spirit of thankfulness. - Orrin Woodward
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? - Harry Shearer
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton
Love corrupts and absolute love corrupts absolutely. The unreasonable systems of men, that is. - Silvia Hartmann
We must not allow our pride to be the motivation behind our apologetics; rather, philoverity, the love of truth must be the full and complete motivation. For pride corrupts truth. - Criss Jami
An innocent mind is a rarity. Society corrupts us all, even if only a little. - Caitlyn Paige
Violence is a disease, a disease that corrupts all who use it regardless of the cause. - Chris Hedges
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God? - George Deacon
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat. - John Lehman
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite. - Jorge Luis Borges
Knowledge is power, power corrupts. Study hard, be evil. - Anonymous
It is not power that corrupts but fear. - Aung San Suu Kyi
All power corrupts, but we need the electricity. - Unknown
When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. - Eric Hoffer
Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best. - Edward Abbey
Power is dangerous. It corrupts the best and attracts the worst. Power is only given to those who are prepared to lower themselves to pick it up. - Ragnar Lothbrok
One of the (many) problems with government is not that power corrupts or even that it is magnetic to corruptible people; rather, it is that we have been conditioned to tolerate corruption in power, and so we don't even try to hold our politicians accountable. - Michel Templet
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men. - Lord Acton
Just as evil communication and company corrupts good manners, good communication and company can correct bad manners - Chiolu Hope N.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely - Lord Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg
When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existance. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. - John F. Kennedy
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power. - Eric Hoffer
Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption it corrupts valuable time - Amit Abraham
Dissolute conduct corrupts good character. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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