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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. Charles Edison#Activity 67
Charles Edison#Activity 67
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. Charles Edison#Attention 66
Charles Edison#Attention 66
Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable. Charles Edison#Politics 66
Charles Edison#Politics 66
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. Charles Edison#Altered 65
Charles Edison#Altered 65
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. Charles Edison#Again 62
Charles Edison#Again 62
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. Charles Edison#Bickering 58
Charles Edison#Bickering 58
In physics, to be in two places at the same time would be a miracle; in politics it seems not merely normal, but natural. Charles Edison#Merely 56
Charles Edison#Merely 56
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. Charles Edison#Conscious 52
Charles Edison#Conscious 52
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. Charles Edison#Arise 43
Charles Edison#Arise 43
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. Charles Edison#Able 38
Charles Edison#Able 38
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