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Best Quotes About Public Office

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A list of the best public office quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous public office quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic public office quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about public office?" and "What are inspirational public office quotes?"

This list includes notable public office quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest public office quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite public office sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.

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    If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.

    Frank Moore Colby More
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    No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.

    Theodore Roosevelt More
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    When you give power to an executive you do not know who will be filling that position when the time of crisis comes.

    Ernest Hemingway More
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    In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.

    Walter Lippmann More
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    The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.

    Oliver Cromwell More
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    A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.

    Richard Nixon More
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    We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg More
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    new! Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.

    Ambrose Bierce More
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    Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.

    Thomas Jefferson More
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