Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business that discourages all but the most ambitious.
Ambition characterizes and distinguishes national officeholders from other kinds of human beings.
At Harvard College, I discovered political philosophy as a way of life.
I'll tell you the truth, even in an election year, and that's what people are ready for.
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