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    All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly
    and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and
    that they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the
    one great Master, Author, and Founder of society.

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Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are
trustees; and both the trust and the trustees read more

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are
trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the
benefit of the people.

by Henry Clay Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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If you use your office as you would a private trust, and the
moneys as trust funds, if you read more

If you use your office as you would a private trust, and the
moneys as trust funds, if you faithfully perform your duty, we,
the people, may put you in the Presidential chair.

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The phrase "public office is a public trust," has of last become
common property.

The phrase "public office is a public trust," has of last become
common property.

by Charles Sumner Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be
a king. However, a political read more

To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be
a king. However, a political executive magistracy, though merely
such, is a great trust.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, under the
same high sanction, though in a different sphere, read more

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, under the
same high sanction, though in a different sphere, exercises a
public trust.

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When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as
public property.

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as
public property.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of
any till they are first read more

It is not fit the public trusts should be lodged in the hands of
any till they are first proved and found fit for the business
they are to be entrusted with.

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Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to
execute laws which the people have made and read more

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to
execute laws which the people have made and within the limits of
a constitution which they have established.

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The very essence of a free government consists in considering
offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of read more

The very essence of a free government consists in considering
offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country,
and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.

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