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Corrupt System Quotes


"The whole f**king system is corrupt." - Frank Serpico

"Change has to come from outside our corrupt system." - Donald Trump

"America's political system is superior to the crony corrupt corrupt capital system in Russia in every way." - Mike Pence

"If knowledge is power and power corrupt, does knowledge corrupt?" - James Moore

"Organic farming is about buying out of a corrupt, illegal and dishonest system." - Jerry Brown

"[Michael Flynn] has just said that the U.S. Justice system is corrupt." - John Heilemann

"PACs corrupt the system. They handle vast amounts of money and the money corrupts." - Paul Ryan

"Look, the communists have tried to corrupt our education system. They've tried to corrupt any number of institutions. Why wouldn't they try to corrupt the Catholic Church? It is a big enemy." - Rush Limbaugh

"They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system." - Imelda Marcos

"If the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system." - Samuel Johnson

"We have to change the system. The system is very rotten. The executive is corrupt, the Congress is corrupt, the judiciary is corrupt. ... So what's left We really have to have a radical and surgical change to bring back the image of our country." - Joseph Estrada

"The legal system doesn't work. Or more accurately, it doesn't work for anyone except those with the most resources. Not because the system is corrupt. I don't think our legal system (at the federal level, at least) is at all corrupt. I mean simply because the costs of our legal system are so astonishingly high that justice can practically never be done." - Lawrence Lessig

"Who is an aam aadmi? AAP believes that the middle class is part of the aam aadmi, anyone who is tired of this corrupt system is aam aadmi." - Arvind Kejriwal

"There is nothing I love more than helping someone realize how corrupt our food system is and them making great changes in their own life because of it." - Kristin Cavallari

"In Liberia, our salary scales are so low that our judicial system has become corrupt over the years. Now, we need to do some things ourselves." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"There's issue of a corrupt campaign finance system, where big money interests and Wall Street are trying to buy elections.Those are the issues that are resonating." - Bernie Sanders

"And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, Nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system." - Samuel Johnson

"If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state." - John Ralston Saul

"You can call it institutionalized racism or institutionalized inequality, but what I say is that any system that operates to maintain inequality is a corrupt system and must be addressed." - Robert D Bullard

"Ours is an Islamic system that takes action where the state fails to act. The system of government in Pakistan doesn't work. It's corrupt, and the people are tired of it." - Abdul Rashid Ghazi

"We see the corrupt prison system, we see the corrupt police system, we see the corruption in the government, from the top on down. You know, it's built based on lies. However, the marijuana industry itself, because it was an underground industry, showed us the way we could exist on this planet." - Tommy Chong

"Corrupt seeds bring forth corrupt plants." - Walter Raleigh

"Power doesn't corrupt people; people corrupt power." - William Gaddis

"Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power." - William Gaddis

"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it." - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

"It's totally corrupt man." - James Dye

"There is no praise in being upright, where no one can, or tries to corrupt you." - Cicero

"Entitlement and privelege corrupt." - James Stockdale

"In India, the corrupt accuse the corrupt of being corrupt and the corrupt investigate the corrupt and absolve the corrupt of being corrupt." - Shekhar Kapur

"If you cloned JFK and Abraham Lincoln and made them president it wouldn't matter. Our system is just too corrupt and too broken. I think that science is corrupt and broken. I think health and nutrition. I think the economic systems, the international relations, the environment, everything, the engines of everything are broken." - Rainn Wilson

"Knowledge is a continuous fabric, in which ideas are connected to other ideas. Reason-free zones, in which people can assert arbitrary beliefs safe from ordinary standards of evaluation, can only corrupt this fabric, just as a contradiction can corrupt a system of logic, allowing falsehoods to proliferate through it." - Steven Pinker

"The guiding principle of my life, 'the means are the ends,' has taught me that our participation in a corrupt system facilitates it and corrupts and therefore defeats us." - Sonia Johnson

"Russian literature saved my soul. When I was a young girl in school and I asked what is good and what is evil, no one in that corrupt system could show me." - Irina Ratushinskaya

"That's not to say they [Bill and Hillary Clinton] intend to be corrupt, but I think they're way too cozy with the economic elite, and we know that our political system exemplifies the power of the economic elite." - Jill Stein

"There's something that's so basically corrupt about any system in which a good and fair profit is not enough. There has to be more, every year, every quarter, because your stock price has to rise." - Paul Haggis

"Super PACs and a corrupt campaign finance system are destroying American democracy. We're proud that we have received four million individual contributions, more than any candidate in American history at this point." - Bernie Sanders

"In a pure capitalist system, an institution as moronic and corrupt as Bank of America would be swiftly punished by the market - the executives would get to loot their own firms once, then they'd be looking for jobs again." - Matt Taibbi

"By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom." - Matt Taibbi

"Russian literature saved my soul. When I was a young girl in school and I asked what is good and what is evil, no one in that corrupt system could show me." - Irina Ratushinskaya

"The Bollywood distribution system is so corrupt that they have trouble making money off movies. So they sell shoes that an actress stepped in. If they turned up the amps some, maybe they could sell the actresses." - Bruce Sterling

"The mistake you make, don't you see,is in thinking one can live in a corrupt society without being corrupt oneself. After all, what do you achieve by refusing to make money? You're trying to behave as though one could stand right outside our economic system. But one can't. One's got to change the system, or one changes nothing. One can't put things right in a hole-and-corner way, if you take my meaning." - George Orwell

"Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system" - Stokely Carmichael

"Management works in the system; leadership works on the system." - Stephen Covey

"I had a system, and the system worked." - Arnold Palmer

"The system didn't screw you. The system revealed you." - Michael Crichton

"Immune system will heal itself." - Rhonda Byrne

"Develop a good filing system." - Randy Pausch

"Our asylum system is sick." - Romano L. Mazzoli

"Behind every corrupt politician are 10-20 corrupt businessmen." - Mo Ibrahim

"The civil justice system is a backup system when the criminal justice system fails." - Ralph Nader

"To create such people, such People's Representatives in Indonesia, would take decades, and they can only grow up in a fundamentally different political system, and in a totally new culture. What is now governing Indonesia is morally defunct, it is corrupt. What is ruling the country now is not even a culture or a political system: it is a disease." - Andre Vltchek

"People already think the entire system is rigged against Donald Trump, and they're right, meaning, the corrupt, rigged system. The elections every four years are just part of that to them. They feel like they can't get a fair shake. It is the essence of the Donald Trump candidacy." - Kellyanne Conway

"Taste has no system and no proofs." - Susan Sontag

"The solar system is so humongous big." - Ilya Bryzgalov

"A system-grinder hates the truth." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Could rivalry be a productive system?" - Sara Genn

"As one individual changes, the system changes." - Ram Dass

"Education is a system of imposed ignorance." - Noam Chomsky

"No system of balance functions automatically." - Kenneth Waltz

"Capitalism unchecked is not a democratic system." - Serj Tankian

"My filing system is messy but orderly." - Tony Benn

"The fashion system has killed fashion." - Domenico Dolce

"I have faith in the jury system." - Nancy Grace

"Pressure is calming to the nervous system." - Temple Grandin

"Strategy is a system of expedients" - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

"Genius is the error in the system." - Paul Klee

"Whenever possible, I operate outside the system." - Andres Serrano

"Big money is ruining the political system." - Arlen Specter

"Freedom is a system based on courage." - Charles Peguy

"I want to be a politician. I think I understand how the system works, I think a lot of politicians are corrupt, and it's about time we put some people in there who are going to look out for the majority of the people instead of the rich people." - Charles Barkley

"[American family court] is a system that is corrupt on his best day. It is like being tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel late at night. No one can hear your cries and complaints and it is not over until they say it's over." - Alec Baldwin

"People in Indonesia are scared of being assaulted, insulted, robbed or raped. Again, it is because they are unprotected. Police and even the legal system are corrupt or/and on the side of the rich. Victims see no justice. How could you not be scared in almost total lawlessness?" - Andre Vltchek

"We have to remember that the quality of medical care in Indonesia is on par with Kenya or Tanzania, not with Malaysia or Thailand, and that the system is totally corrupt, financially and morally, and would never allow anything 'public', or 'free'." - Andre Vltchek

"People like Tywin Lannister are very much victims of that system, and of that environment: 'This is my place, don't threaten it'. I don't know how relevant that is to today. Politics is the most corrupt profession on earth, no matter where you are." - Charles Dance

"Here the system is creating an industry around the drug issue when it does nothing to stop the corrupt military that moves the drugs, and the big banks that are all in cahoots with the President and the big shots in the Congress." - Jerry Brown

"American society [...] not only sanctions gross and unfair relations among men, but it encourages them. Now, can that be denied? No. Rivalry, competition, envy, jealousy, all that is malignant in human character is nourished by the system. Possession, money, property-on such corrupt standards as these do you people measure happiness and success." - Philip Roth

"Many original occupiers believe the political system has become so corrupt that even participating in it, engaging with it, corrupts the movement. I understand what they are saying. But often, change does come more quickly from the inside rather than the outside. My advice: try both. But don't try violence." - Jennifer Granholm

"When people who are seeking change start out, they are driven by commitment to a cause. But as internecine power struggles take over, one-time idealists fall prey to corruption. They become just as corrupt and manipulative as the system that they want to overthrow." - Anurag Kashyap

"I don't hold anything against Barack Obama. I just think the system is so corrupt, it doesn't matter how well-intentioned someone is, as I believe he was and is. At the end of the day, I think it just comes down to money. This is all about class warfare. All of our political problems." - Conor Oberst

"When Donald Trump talks about the rigged, corrupt system, remember, he's standing up for the forgotten man and the forgotten woman. This is not about him. This is about the people. This is about folks who are white-knuckled at the end of each month trying to pay the bills. This is about the people who feel like their pressing their nose against the glass of the rigged system and can't get in, they're just watching everybody else benefit." - Kellyanne Conway

"Those who are in love with the present can be cruel and corrupt but not genuinely vicious. They cannot be methodically and consistently ruthless." - Eric Hoffer

"Success can corrupt; usefulness can only exalt." - Dimitris Mitropoulos

"absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"The press is, almost without exception, corrupt." - Henry David Thoreau

"All things tend to corrupt perverted minds." - Cicero

"Corruption hates what is not corrupt." - Paul Park

"All things tend to corrupt perverted minds." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Every government is always growing corrupt." - Wendell Phillips

"I'm only a poor corrupt official." - Claude Rains

"Success can corrupt; usefulness can only exalt." - Dimitri Mitropoulos

"All things can corrupt perverse minds." - Ovid

"Boxing always was corrupt and always will be corrupt. The three world champion's belts really are absurd. One single association would make this business more reputable. Just as powerful as the promoters, is the media. The cable networks control the cash flow. You can't ignore the influence the media and the promoters have on the sport. They have a financial objective - high ratings, selling pay-per-views and selling out arenas. Because of the system, the public may not be seeing the best the sport has to offer, but what sells." - Lennox Lewis

"I remember my father explaining, "A capitalist system is a dog-eat-dog system."" - Frances Fox Piven

"A system must have an aim. Without the aim, there is no system." - W Edwards Deming

"The flow of energy through a system acts to organize that system." - Harold Morowitz

"we have not yet developed a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination." - Doris Lessing

"You should have a value system. You can win if you stick with your value system." - Bob Newhart

"The free enterprise system has not failed; the financial system has failed." - Tony Blair

"America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system." - Walter Cronkite

"A system is said to be coherent if every fact in the system is related every other fact in the system by relations that are not merely conjunctive. A deductive system affords a good example of a coherent system." - Susan Stebbing

"The Republicans are 90% corrupt, and the Democrats are 50% corrupt." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Chicago is not the most corrupt American city, it's the most theatrically corrupt." - Studs Terkel

"Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt." - Studs Terkel

"Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The desire to punish is a desire that emanates from a place of equality and justice. The lesson I feel that we have to confront is that that impulse is so easily transmuted into something corrosive and corrupt in how it's actually put into practice. That's the danger. It's not that the impulse is wrong or unjust or not totally righteous. It's that the ways in which the system that operates, the system that we've constructed tends to not deliver the promise of equity we might want, when we look to the system to provide it." - Chris Hayes

"Modern value-neutral society (Gesellschaft rather than Gemeinschaft) is systematized predation tempered not by conscience or values but rather merely by a system of law, which is no less corrupt with private interests and its own forms of predation. In modernity sophism is the order of the day, and this obliges its most adept practitioners to learn how to develop the art of appearing to be other than one actually is." - Kenny Smith

"People - pardon me, journalists and politicians - have often accused me of believing that I'm above the law. And yet, who isn't? Everywhere you prod it, even with the shortest stick, the established system isn't simply corrupt, it's unequivocally putrescent. The law is created by demonstrable criminals, enforced by demonstrable, interpreted by demonstrable criminals, all for demonstrably criminal purposes. Of course I'm above the law. And so are you." - L Neil Smith

"The reality is we that have a corrupt campaign finance system which separates the American people's needs and desires from what Congress is doing. So to my mind, what we have got to do is wage a political revolution where millions of people have given up on the political process, stand up and fight back, demand the government that represents us and not just a handful of campaign contribution - contributors." - Bernie Sanders

"Goldman Sachs was one of those companies whose illegal activity helped destroy our economy and ruin the lives of millions of Americans. But this is what a rigged economy and a corrupt campaign finance system and a broken criminal justice is about. These guys are so powerful that not one of the executives on Wall Street has been charged with anything after paying, in this case of Goldman Sachs, a $5 billion fine." - Bernie Sanders

"Khodorkovsky is richest man. And he lost everything when Putin arrested him and took his company away, and essentially took his company away, sold it, and gave it to other people, and enriched them. So, he's a complicated figure as an opposition leader, and people admire him - he was in prison, and he was very brave, and he's written some good things since then, and so on. But at the end of the day, people see him as being part of the corrupt system that has done so much to undermine the Russian system since the 1990s, and I don't know that he can ever be a really popular leader." - Anne Applebaum

"The road to freedom is a beautiful system" - Phil Jackson

"One person's mess is merely another person's filing system." - Margo Kaufman

"In a healthy system, there is no blame." - Michael J. Schmoker

"Wherever there's a system, there's a racket to beat it." - Jerome Ravetz

"You can detect Satan's schemes and overcome his world system." - Adrian Rogers

"Management does not know what a system is." - W Edwards Deming

"There's no copy-and- paste system in foreign aid." - Atifete Jahjaga

"A flu shot just compromises your immune system." - Bill Maher

"A perverted moral judgment belongs to the dogmatic system." - George Eliot

"I think our seniors deserve a modern medical system." - George W Bush

"Healing requires a legitimated, credible and culturally appropriate system." - Mildred Blaxter

"A moral system valid for all is basically immoral." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Race determines everything in the criminal justice system" - Mark Geragos

"Organization makes a system of many appear fewer." - John Maeda

"The market and the consumer and idea trump the system." - Seth Godin

"Anger is the immune system of the soul." - Stefan Molyneux

"This aged economic system is out of date!" - Severn Cullis-Suzuki

"I had an economic system imposed on me." - Lauryn Hill

"We must occupy the food system to create food democracy." - Vandana Shiva

"The tax system is stacked against the average taxpayer." - Edward Kennedy

"Whatever you do, don't let your system run you." - Robert Genn

"Science is methodology. As a belief system it's disastrous." - Edgar Mitchell

"The market system makes all producers responsible to the consumer." - Ludwig Von Mises

"I have 100 percent confidence in the German judicial system." - Bernie Ecclestone

"A democracy barely functions under the neoliberal system." - Noam Chomsky

"In order to expose a system though, you need whistleblowers." - Travis Tygart

"I think that 'system think' is a mindset." - Hosain Rahman

"India's political system also would need to be modernized." - Manmohan Singh

"The sky's not the limit. Your belief system is." - Unknown

"I very much believe in reforming the tax system." - Barack Obama

"In any system, there will be change happening without you." - Duncan Green

"The very act of observing disturbs the system." - Werner Heisenberg

"People involved in a revolution don't become part of the system; they destroy the system... The Negro revolution is no revolution because it condemns the system and then asks the system it has condemned to accept them..." - Malcolm X

"Besides, REAL computers have a rename() system call. :-)" - Larry Wall

"No moral system can rest solely on authority." - Alfred Jules Ayer

"Possibly the only real object-oriented system in working order." - Alan Kay

"Khadi is the sun of the village solar system." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The main character of any living system is openness." - Ilya Prigogine

"In a one-party system there is always a landslide." - Philip K Dick

"A just system must generate its own support." - John Rawls



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