Quotation by James Bryce

No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.
James Bryce (1838–1922), British historian, politician, diplomat. The American Commonwealth, vol. 2, ch. 58 (1888).
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