As to the power which money gives, it is that of brute force, it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet, and of the bribed press, tongue and pen.
What gives me concern in so much of the comment is the implication that the people of Hong Kong have to be given a reward, like children, for being good last year, and bribed, like children, into being good next year. I myself repudiate this paternalistic, indeed colonialist, attitude as a gross insult to our peoplejohn james cowperthwaite
Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.robert h. jackson
When one sense has been bribed the others readily bear false witness.john lancaster spalding