God give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor-men who will not lie;

Men who can stand before a demagogue,
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking:

For while the rabble with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps.

- Josiah Gilbert Holland
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True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.

- William R. Alger

Really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them.

- John Ruskin

Great changes do not begin on the surface of society, but in prepared hearts, in men who, by communion with God, rise above the apathy of the age, and speak with living vital energy, to give life to the community and tone to the public mind.

- Edward


What does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8).

Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave-just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many (Matthew 20:26-28).

He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the Earth, by clear shining after rain (2 Samuel 23:3-4).

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds (Proverbs 27:23).

A servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient (2 Timothy 2:24).

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Pet 5:7).

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Phil 4:6-7).

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