"It is out of the question of course that any community can permanently succeed if corruption eats into the fibre of its citizens. There must be honesty in the individual relations of life. There must be honesty in business. There must be honesty in public life. The man who swindles in business, and the public servant who does not adhere to a standard of rigid integrity should alike be objects of contempt and abhorrence. Any failure to condemn them, and above all any cynical indifference to their wrong-doing, are marks of national decadence."