Corruption

In philosophical, theological, or moral discussions, corruption is spiritual or moral impurity or deviation from an ideal. Corruption entails many forms including bribery and embezzlement. Government corruption occurs when an elected representative makes decisions that are influenced by vested interest rather than their own personal or party ideological beliefs.

This article deals with the commonplace use of the term corruption to mean dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power.

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Famous quotes containing the word corruption:

    Keep your hands clean and pure from the infamous vice of corruption, a vice so infamous that it degrades even the other vices that may accompany it. Accept no present whatever; let your character in that respect be transparent and without the least speck, for as avarice is the vilest and dirtiest vice in private, corruption is so in public life.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life,... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)