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  • But investor enthusiasm was predicated in part on expectations the changes would continue, especially since the world's fourth-largest country by population still ranks poorly in indexes measuring corruptio

    Reformer Resigns, Rattling Indonesia

  • How can we avoid education in the new literacies becoming an example of “corruptio optimi pessima” the corruption of the best is the worst of all?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Nam in hoc quod patres corrupti sunt, generant filios corruptae complexionis, et compositionis, et filii eorum eadem de causa se corrumpunt, et sic derivatur corruptio a patribus ad filios.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Est corruptio imaginativae et aestimativae facultatis, ob formam fortiter affixam, corruptumque judicium, ut semper de eo cogitet, ideoque recte melancholicus appellatur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Et multo plures utraque habitura, multo splendidior futura, si non hae sordes splendidum lumen ejus obfuscarent, obstaret corruptio, et cauponantes quaedam harpyae, proletariique bonum hoc nobis non inviderent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Yet the thesis, ‘corruptio optimi pessima,’ cannot be maintained generally or without regard to the kind of excellence which is corrupted.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Blair's Deputy PM to be investigated for corruptio...

    07/09/2006

  • We pass over the extravagances and gross depths to which bhakti, devotion or faith or love, may degenerate in the excitement of religious festivals -- _corruptio optimi pessimum_.

    New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

  • Women (p.  090) were often forbidden to enter a college, "quia mulier caput est peccati, arma dyaboli, expulsio paradysi, et corruptio legis antiquae."

    Life in the Medieval University

  • 'Non enim invenitur corruptio, nisi ubi invenitur contrarietas; generationes enim et corruptiones ex contrariis et in contraria sunt' (Aquinas).

    Notes: Love Poems. Grierson, Herbert J.C

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