- An atmosphere in which people claim to agree with leadership for political reasons, despite holding other opinions privately.
- Like corruption, yesmanship also pervades the Indian bureaucracy. -Brij Mohan Sharma, K. R. Bombwall, L. P. Choudhry
- The state of being a yes man.
- He chose his lieutenants for their yesmanship and promoted according to political loyalty, not seniority or merit. -Dennis Bloodworth