Quote by Calvin Coolidge
What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations.
This quote emphasizes the importance of knowledge, experience, and strong character in individuals occupying appointive positions. It suggests that such positions require individuals who not only possess expertise in their respective fields but also have the wisdom and judgment to resist temptations or undue influences that may compromise their integrity. The quote implies that appointive positions require individuals who can make informed decisions and act in the best interest of the organization or community they serve.
Your death and my death are mainly of importance to ourselves. The black plumes will be stripped off our hearses within the hour; tears will dry, hurt hearts close again, our graves grow level with the church-yard, and although we are away, the world wags on. It does not miss us; and those who are near us, when the first strangeness of vacancy wears off, will not miss us much either.