Successful thieves don't steal a little and hope that nobody finds out - they steal so much that, even though everybody knows, they can't be punished. Brazilians talk about "rouba mas faz" - he steals but does something - which I suppose it still better than "steals and does nothing for the country".
"Ask not what A Group of Employees can do for you. But ask what can All Employees do for A Group of Employees." -- Mike Dennison