Quotation by Chester A. Arthur

There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.
Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), U.S. president. First annual message (1881). Ed. James D. Richardson, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897).
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