Beauty is as summer-fruits, which are easy to corrupt, and cannot last. Francis,Viscount St Albans Bacon Essays, no.43,'Of Beauty'.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot
long exist. Edmund Burke Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol.
Anyone happy in this age and place Is daft or corrupt.
Better to abdicate From a material and
spiritual terrain Fit only for
barbarians. Roy Broadbent Fuller 'Translation'.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for
appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman,'Maxims for Revolutionists: Democracy'.
The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils
himself in many ways, Lest one good
custom should corrupt the world. Tennyson Idylls of the King,'The Passing of Arthur',
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