Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.
Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.
Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.
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 (1898-1961) American Writer.
Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.
We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.
No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.