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Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of publi
Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider
The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfi
When you give power to an executive you do not know who will be filling that position when the time of crisis comes.
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not f
Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.
Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.
We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religio
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