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Quotation by Anthony Trollope
An Eye For an Eye, vol. 2, ch. xii, London, Chapman and Hall (1879) Archdeacon Grantly of Mr. Harding, in The Last Chronicle of Barset, vol. 2, ch. lxxxi, London, Smith, Elder (1867) Autobiography (1883) Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. lxiv, London, Chapman and Hall (1881) Ayala's Angel, vol. 3, ch. xvii, London, Chapman and Hall (1881)
One wants in a Prime Minister a good many things, but not very great things. He should be clever but need not be a genius; he should be conscientious but by no means strait-laced; he should be cautious but never timid, bold but never venturesome; he should have a good digestion, genial manners, and, above all, a thick skin.
Anthony Trollope (1815–1882), British novelist. Duke of St. Bungay, in The Prime Minister, vol. 4, ch. xli, London, Chapman and Hall (1876).
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