The statesman values principles more than measures, and measures more than party. I am afraid the politician reverses this rule, valuing his party most, measures next, and principles least.

James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888) American theologian and author
“Wanted, a Statesman!”, Old and New Magazine (Dec 1870)

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  1. Stephen Becker

    I appreciate the quotes from James Freeman Clarke’s “Wanted, a Statesman!”. Is it possible to get a full transcript on PDF from the Old and New Magazine from which it came?

    1. If you got to the “Source” link, there’s a link to the Google Book copy of that magazine. That’s as close as I can get you.

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