Quotation by Calvin Coolidge

[The political mind] is a strange mixture of vanity and timidity, of an obsequious attitude at one time and a delusion of grandeur at another time. The political mind is the product of men in public life who have been twice spoiled. They have been spoiled with praise and they have been spoiled with abuse.
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), U.S. president. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, ch. 6, Cosmopolitan Book Co. (1931).
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