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    Public office is a public trust, the authority and opportunities
    of which must be used as absolutely as the public moneys for the
    public benefit, and not for the purposes of any individual or
    party.

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The English doctrine that all power is a trust for the public
good.

The English doctrine that all power is a trust for the public
good.

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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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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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All power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise;
that from the people and for the read more

All power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise;
that from the people and for the people all springs, and all must
exist.

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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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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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All government is a trust. Every branch of government is a
trust, and immemorially acknowledged to be so.

All government is a trust. Every branch of government is a
trust, and immemorially acknowledged to be so.

by Unknown Found in: Public trust Quotes,
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The appointing power of the Pope is treated as a public trust,
and not as a personal perquisite.

The appointing power of the Pope is treated as a public trust,
and not as a personal perquisite.

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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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