10 quotes about corruption and transparency to inspire you

Transparency International posts 10 interesting quotes about corruption and transparency that will inspire. Here is a summary of the quotes in bullets:

  •  “Corruption is paid by the poor” — Pope Francis.
  • “We need to tell each other our stories. We need to show that everyone — our neighbors, our families, our community leaders — everyone we know is touched by corruption.” — Jennifer Lawrence, actress.
  • “Without strong watchdog institutions, impunity becomes the very foundation upon which systems of corruption are built. And if impunity is not demolished, all efforts to bring an end to corruption are in vain. “ — Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Prize laureate.
  • “Integrity, transparency and the fight against corruption have to be part of the culture. They have to be taught as fundamental values.” — Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General.
  • “People’s indifference is the best breeding ground for corruption to grow” — Delia Ferreira, chair of Transparency International
  •  “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption” — Kurt Cobain, Nirvana
  • “None of the main issues which humanity is facing will be resolved without access to information” — Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders.
  • “There are still those of us who work to overcome corruption and believe it to be possible” — Padmé Amidala, Star Wars.
  • “ Corruption is a cancer, a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity.” — Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States.
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    “People should be conscious that they can change a corrupt system” — Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International.

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    Source: Transparency International

     

 

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