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A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward.
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Any man who takes a job with the idea that it is simply a springboard for something else is a chump. His attention will be more on the other things than on the job at hand and so he will fail.
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Bosses are no more inevitable in state and local governments than dictators are in national governments. They will arise and prosper, nevertheless, if true believers of democracy - citizens devoted to the democratic ideals - do not constantly oppose them.
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Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.
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Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.
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I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering, especially after the public promises its members made last fall, and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service.
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I have no desire to go in for tyranny or to play the part of King Charles. I hate tyranny in any field of human activity.
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I know that we can now turn to our national and our state problems not as Republicans and Democrats, but as Americans, united to serve our country.
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I want to make this perfectly clear: you can be sure that I will never be a yes-man except to my own conscience.
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I want to say here and now, that I demand unshakable integrity of every State employee.
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I would rather be respected than elected.
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In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural.
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In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past.
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It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
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It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth.
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Lest we loose our own rights," Edison warned his fellow citizens at the outset of his address, "we must have a renewed determination to govern ourselves so well that we will never be ruled by a despot.
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Liberal and conservative can be synonyms or antonyms, depending upon who speaks the words - that any basic difference between Democrat and Republican is infinitesimal, if, indeed, any difference exists.
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My goal was to make New Jersey's state government a model for all other states to emulate, hopefully thereby to stem, or at least slow down, the flow of power to the federal government.
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Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.
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Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.
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