James K. Polk Quote

No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to subordinates constant errors will occur. I prefer to supervise the whole operations of the government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates, and this makes my duties very great.


Diary entry (29 December 1848).

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No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to...

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No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to...

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No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to...

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No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. If he entrusts the details and smaller matters to...