17 October 2017

The President is a great office, not a great man

"Calvin Coolidge never made any pretensions to greatness. "It is a great advantage to a President and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man," he recorded in his Autobiography."
More about Coolidge at the United States Senate webpage.


  1. At various times this is more applicable than others.

    1. This is always applicable; that's the point. It is the duty of the person in the office to remember that THEY are not great, but they have a duty to the office, and the people, to BE so.


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