James K. Polk Quote

The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.


Diary entry (22 June 1846).

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The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the...

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The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the...

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The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the...

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The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the...