Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bribery Quotes

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver.
Author: Demosthenes
Source: bribed not to speak against Harpalus, he pretended to have lost voice
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, He had not the method of making a fortune.
~ Thomas Gray

But here more slow, where all are slaves to gold, Where looks are merchandise, and smiles are sold.
~ Samuel Johnson

Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats, And ask no questions but the price of votes.
~Samuel Johnson

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.

Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.
Gore Vidal

Flowery oratory he [Walpole] despised. He ascribed to the interested views of themselves or their relatives the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, "All those men have their price."
~William Coxe, Memoirs of Walpole

From the end spring new beginnings.
Pliny the Elder

From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.
Wilhelm Wundt

You will never reach your goal until you start to take action, any action."
Byron Pulsifer, from Take Action; Don't Procrastinate

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
Dave Weinbaum

"Almost everything comes from nothing."
Henry F. Amiel

"One step must start each journey."
Author Unknown, from Just One

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success."
Henry Ford

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
William Throsby Bridges

Good seasons start with good beginnings.
Sparky Anderson

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver.

There are many hands touching ballots after a voter drops his ballot into the ballot box. There is no guarantee of ballot secrecy for anyone, which makes the whole system vulnerable to intimidation and bribery.
Bob Schaffer
Alas! the small discredit of a bribe Scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.
~ Alexander Pope

Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.
~ Alexander Pope
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