Bribes Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 63 Quotes About Bribes

#1. No bribes. Nothing that passes under the roof of a temple Or under the roof of the mouth, can appease heaven's anger Or deflect its aim. - Author: Aeschylus
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#2. The spirit of militarism has already permeated all walks of life. Indeed, I am convinced that militarism is a greater danger here than anywhere else, because of the many bribes capitalism holds out to those whom it wishes to destroy. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#3. [I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes. - Author: Adam Johnson
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#4. In the final analysis, finding a way to do clean business and not to pay bribes actually improves your bottom line. - Author: Mo Ibrahim
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#5. There would be no more presents of fossils or bribes of sweet desserts, no more ambushing kisses, no more challenges, no more Drew. The rocks in her gut turning to blocks of ice, she took a step toward the den, intent on following his fading scent. - Author: Nalini Singh
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#6. Bribes over two dollars are tax deductible - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#7. Even the poorest House can be rich in loyalty. Allegiance that must be purchased by bribes or wages is hollow and flawed, and could break at the worst possible moment. Allegiance that comes from the heart, though, is stronger than adamantium and more valuable than purest melange. - Author: Brian Herbert
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#8. How is a magician to exist without books? Let someone explain that to me. It is like asking a politician to achieve high office without the benefit of bribes or patronage. - Author: Susanna Clarke
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#9. I usually accept bribes from both sides so that tainted money can never influence my decision. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#10. By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men. - Author: Thomas More
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#11. If you don't pay bribes, people think you're odd. It's very sad. I cannot say that I'm proud to be an Indonesian. This is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. - Author: Edwin Soeryadjaya
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#12. Fear, prejudice, malice, and the love of approbation bribe a thousand men where gold bribes one. - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
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#13. Madness alone is truly terrifying, inasmuch as you cannot placate it by threats, persuasion, or bribes. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#14. Death takes no bribes. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#15. I and others on FIFA executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with selection of South Africa as host nation. - Author: Bryan Swanson
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#16. These?" Mat said, gesturing to his coat and shirt. "I really have no idea. They were just down there. I'm completely baffled." He had been very pleased to learn that Seanchan guards-for all their stoic expressions and too-straight backs-responded to bribes like other people. - Author: Robert Jordan
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#17. They say that it were great reproof to the king to take again what he has given, so that they will not suffer him to have his own good, nor land, nor forfeiture, nor any other good but they ask it from him, or else they take bribes of others to get it for him. - Author: Jack Cade
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#18. There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims ... The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public. - Author: Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker Of Wallasey
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#19. I tell everyone very plainly that I take bribes, but what kind of bribes? Why, greyhound puppies. That's a totally different matter. - Author: Nikolai Gogol
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#20. Trent sighed, visibly bothered at my admittedly childish behavior, but I was hot, damn it, and needed money, and therefore I was vulnerable to his bribes and his air-conditioned car. - Author: Kim Harrison
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#21. When the rich and the powerful rise they leave the powerless and the poor without possibility. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#22. A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it. - Author: John Le Carre
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#23. If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements,corrupts even more. - Author: Barbara Tuchman
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#24. American Hustle shows the FBI making real-life bribes to Washington politicians. I know, because as your U.S. senator, I turned them down. - Author: Larry Pressler
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#25. That is a society editor, sitting there elegantly dressed, with his legs crossed in that indolent way, observing the clothes the ladies wear, so that he can describe them for his paper and make them out finer than they are and get bribes for it and become wealthy. - Author: Mark Twain
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#26. Who can wonder at the attractiveness ... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator? - Author: Marsilio Ficino
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#27. We must stop calling bribes in our higher institutions "helping my child to gain admission. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#28. Outsiders became keen to join an organization [European Community] that offered attractive bribes to the poor. Greece did so in 1981 and Spain and Portugal in 1986. - written before 2003. - Author: J.M. Roberts
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#29. Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes BY ALFIE KOHN - Author: Daniel H. Pink
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#30. I could be a lot happier. I could be the senator from Aerospace taking bribes, and be quite happy. - Author: Gore Vidal
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#31. Since when has grafts, bribes to get your children into the higher institution become a Nigerian thing? - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#32. My wealth is health and perfect ease; My conscience clear my chief defence; I neither seek by bribes to please, Nor by deceit to breed offence. Thus do I live; thus will I die. Would all did so well as I! - Author: Edward Dyer
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#33. This is how we grow: not up, but out, like trees
swelling to encompass all these stories, the promises and lies and bribes and habits. - Author: Lauren Oliver
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#34. Congress, 535 commoditized temple monkeys pawing through the ruins of America in search of bribes. The bicameral whorehouse on Capitol Hill works like a vending machine. You put coins in the slot, select your law, and the desired legislation slides out. - Author: Fred Reed
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#35. How do you whip up resentment against absentee landlords and pocketers of bribes when the highest ambition of the people is either to become the former or be in a position to receive the latter? - Author: John Brunner
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#36. Reason, on the contrary, assures us, that as in so great a number, a fit representative would be most likely to be found, so the choice would be less likely to be diverted from him, by the intrigues of the ambitious, or the bribes of the rich. - Author: James Madison
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#37. Bribes and boy bands. That's all you need to be a babysitter. - Author: Mindy Kaling
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#38. As worms are used to bait fish; bribes are used to ensnare fools. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#39. Bribes are the glue that's kept teenagers and parents connected for generations - Author: Gayle Forman
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#40. Knives,' muttered Calder, 'and threats, and bribes, and war?'

Bayaz' eyes shone with the lamplight. 'Yes?'

'What kind of a fucking wizard are you?'

'The kind you obey. - Author: Joe Abercrombie
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#41. Officials from the soccer organization FIFA, which decides which cities get to host the World Cup, are accused of accepting bribes when making their decision. Of course the toughest part for the soccer officials was taking bribes without using their hands. - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#42. 95% of penny stocks are junk. I show you how to find the other 5%, and do it all without bribes or vested interests. Just good quality companies. - Author: Peter Leeds
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#43. Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes. - Author: Dave Barry
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#44. It is to be remedied that the false traitors will suffer no man to come into the king's presence for no cause without bribes where none ought to be had. Any man might have his coming to him to ask him grace or judgment in such case as the king may give. - Author: Jack Cade
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#45. Our people must be taught to desist from accepting bribes. The ability to say NO, must become a core value of our nation - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#46. For any politician who didn't enter office a wealthy man, nothing says 'I take bribes' like a Rolex watch. - Author: Timothy Noah
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Good manners are not easy
They need a little care,
But when we least expect it
Bring rewards both rich and rare.
Brute force or bribes of diamonds
Bend others to your will,
But gentle words have greater power
And gain more conquests still. - Author: Charles Perrault
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#48. Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?"
"Guns?" asked Jesper.
"Ships?" queried Inej.
"Bombs?" suggested Wylan.
"Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered. - Author: Leigh Bardugo
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#49. When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive. - Author: Miguel De Cervantes
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#50. In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. they get the sophisticated, implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#51. That's your plan?" Holden said, incredulity in his voice. "Go collect some police bribes?" Across the restaurant, a prostitute in a red nightgown yawned prodigiously; the john across the table from her frowned. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#52. Didn't we all grow up understanding that bribes and payoffs - - by whatever name or rationale - - were bad. And that people were supposed to be the focal point of society, not money? - Author: Ray Bourhis
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#53. Trade it may help, society extend,
But lures the Pirate, ant corrupts the friend:
It raises armies in a nation's aid,
But bribes a senate, and the land's betray'd. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#54. President Bush has urged people to get back to normal and today Congress announced that they are accepting bribes again. - Author: Jay Leno
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#55. Washington continues to encourage ever more ill-considered lending in a misguided attempt to stave off needed market corrections. The currently proposed combination of a nationwide infrastructure spending orgy plus tax-cut bribes does nothing to remedy that. - Author: Michelle Malkin
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#56. Accept little bribes,
and you have little integrity.
Reject some bribes,
and you have selective integrity.
Reject every bribe,
and you have great integrity. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#57. The Federalists also used bribes, intimidation, and fraud against opponents of the Constitution. - Author: Michael Parenti
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#58. Numbers of men are getting richer and greater numbers are getting poorer. Alas, both classes have higher expectations these days. In Short, sir, there has been a leap in bribes. - Author: Barry Unsworth
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#59. What, shall one of us, That struck for the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers
shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honors For so much trash as may be grasped thus? - Author: William Shakespeare
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#60. Reasons why members of Congress deserve a pay raise: Many big corporations are cutting back on bribes; nearly half the members have never been indicted. - Author: David Letterman
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#61. There are not many companies in China that dare to say in public, 'We don't offer bribes', or companies that operate only by market rules. - Author: Wang Jianlin
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#62. Lawyers will always buckle under to something, whether its bribes, violence, court orders, or the weight of their own bullshit. - Author: James Alan Gardner
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#63. Until the nineteen-seventies, Western countries paid little attention to corruption overseas, and bribery was seen as an unpleasant but necessary part of doing business there. In some European countries, businesses were even allowed to deduct bribes as an expense. - Author: James Surowiecki
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