My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned but not bought.

Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1965) American politician (US Senator, Maine)
Speech (11 Nov 1953)
Added on 2-Sep-08 | Last updated 2-Sep-08
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