Quotes and Sayings about Fraud



"It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Society, Vision, Cure, Ideology, Solution, Will, Wrongs)

"The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself."
- Gamaliel Bailey
(Related: First)

"The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: First, Self, Sin)

"Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

"With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Fraud, Gentleman)

"The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Fraud, Measure)

"We have a system that allows us to manage a free and fair election, free of fraud, free of intimidation, and that's what we delivered on election day, and we're very very proud of it."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: Day, Fraud)

"At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud."
- David Cameron
(Related: Time, Decisions, Error, Fraud, Waste)

"It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

"Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: May, Reason, Terror, Weight)

"It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Advertising, Country, Mind, Obvious, Pretty)

"The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Power, First, Fraud, Present, Question, Right, Socialism, Theory)

"There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Stupidity)

"Fraud is the homage that force pays to reason."
- Charles Curtis
(Related: Force, Fraud, Reason)

"I think I felt that I was very well known for my figure and needed to keep that up for my work. And I regret all of it. I felt fraudulent and very shameful."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Work, Regret)

"With short hair you have to get a haircut every two or three weeks. And if you're coloring your hair, you have to color it that often. Every time I did it, I felt fraudulent."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Time, Hair)

"No one will find me to have knowingly committed fraud."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Fraud, Will)

"Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations."
- John Ensign
(Related: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

"Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor."
- C. S. Forester
(Related: Fraud, Suspicion)

"There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Government, People, Dishonesty)

"It's clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio, thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush."
- George Galloway
(Related: College, Fraud, President, Vote)

"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Cinema, Fraud, World)

"I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Company, Consequences, Corporate, Fraud, Importance, Tolerance, Want)

"It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Legal, Absence, Fraud, states, Voting)

"Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Abuse, Fraud)

"Force and fraud are in war the two cardinal virtues."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: War, Force, Fraud)

"Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Abuse, American, Fraud, Harm, May, Nation)

"We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Power, Government, Work, Fraud, Party)

"We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Defeat, Defiance, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gold, Will)

"There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Leadership, War, Fraud, Republican)

"Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Fraud, Style)

"Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments."
- Osama bin Laden
(Related: Father, Expertise, Forget, Fraud, Leaders, Moments, Sons)

"No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud. He's just too much himself and not you."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Fraud, Sound)

"Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Crime, Fraud, Tax, Identity, Theft)

"A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself."
- Titus Livius
(Related: End, Will)

"May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent to defeat the swallowing up of any nation, at any time, by any means-by armies with banners, by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Time, Defeat, Force, Fraud, May, Midnight, Nation, Nations, Treachery, United)

"But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Communication, Fraud, Internet, Strangers, Today, World)

"War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."
- John McCain
(Related: War, Fool, Fraud, Reality)

"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Men, Difference)

"Most artists think they're frauds anyway."
- John Milius
(Related: Artists)

"Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud."
- Roger Q. Mills
(Related: Fraud, Prohibition)

"The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can't be realized."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Trouble)

"Tens of billions of dollars could be saved in Medicare and Medicaid alone by eliminate fraud and improving patient care. Not only would this save money, but it will save lives."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Money, Care, Fraud, Will)

"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Comedy, Fraud, Socialism)

"Well, we want to make sure there's not securities fraud."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Fraud, Want)

"Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them."
- Linus Pauling
(Related: People, Cancer, Fraud, Research, Support)

"This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that."
- John Perkins
(Related: History, Life, Men, People, Cheating, Fraud, Manipulation, World)

"Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Truth, Fraud)

"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Financial, Abuse, Corporations, Culture, Fraud, Media, Responsibility)

"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Poetry, Imagination, Religion, Fear, Friend, Fraud, Greed)

"Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Act, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gentlemen, Irish, Parliament, Treachery, Years)

"Fraud, robbery, and murder have characterized the English usurpation of the government of our country. Why, for the last fifty years we have been robbed in the matter of taxes of hundreds of millions."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Government, Country, English, Fraud, Murder, Taxes, Years)

"Why, I ask, isn't it possible that advertising as a whole is a fantastic fraud, presenting an image of America taken seriously by no one, least of all by the advertising men who create it?"
- David Riesman
(Related: Men, Advertising, America, Fraud)

"There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Fraud, Hypocrisy, Mercy, Tyranny, World)

"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Work, Arguments, Name, Sleep, World)

"A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud."
- George Santayana
(Related: Change, Experience, Fraud, Symbol)

"These smugglers, many of them present in trafficking through my State of Arizona, create false Social Security cards, false green cards, visas and a variety of other fraudulent documents as an essential part of their smuggling activities."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Cards, Present, Security, State, Variety)

"For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: End, Fraud, Repentance, Shame)

"The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Losing)

"But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: EnglFancy, Fraud, Legislation, Mind, Study, Will)

"Artists are expected to fit into fraudulent categories."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Artists)

"Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Writer)

"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."
- Sophocles
(Related: Fraud, Honor, Succeed)

"Things gained through unjust fraud are never secure."
- Sophocles
(Related: Fraud)

"It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either. A man of business should always have his eyes open, but must often seem to have them shut."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Business, Eyes, Folly, Fraud, Man, Open, Right, Wrong)

"There's always an element of fear that you need to work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!"
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Work, People, Fear, Fraud)

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

"The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Age, Financial, Crime, Fraud, Law, Needs, Unworthy)

"Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Financial, Connection, Fraud, Greed, Selfishness)

"It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Fraud)

"Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud."
- Gerald Vann
(Related: People, Fraud, Prayer)

"This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Money, Corruption, Cruelty, Fraud, Value)

"The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Victory, Fraud, Man, Murder, Violence)

"The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Fraud, Right, Vote)

"You know, in a workplace, when you shrink the size of a workforce, there is pain there. But there is no question: we have a government that we can no longer afford.That is the cold, hard fact. So we have to make this more efficient. We have to sunset programs that no longer work. We have to eliminate waste and fraud. We must do this."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Work, Fact, Fraud, Pain, Sunset, Waste)

"I got to get the right people in the right job. Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context of your administration without the legislature.For example, using technology to do more with less. Using technology to fight fraud. Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the context of the administration."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Technology, People, Example, Fight, Fraud, Job, Right)