” In all cities, the better classes – the business men – are the sources of corruption, but they are so rarely pursued and caught that we do not fully realize whence the trouble comes. “


” You ask men in office to be honest, I ask them to serve the public. “


” Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it. “


” If we would leave parties to the politicians, and would vote not for the party, not even for men, but for the city, and the State, and the nation, we should rule parties, and cities, and States, and nation. “



All 4 Lincoln Steffens Quotes about Men in picture


In all cities, the better classes - the business men - are the sources of corruption, but they are so rarely pursued and caught that we do not fully realize whence the trouble comes.
You ask men in office to be honest, I ask them to serve the public.
Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
If we would leave parties to the politicians, and would vote not for the party, not even for men, but for the city, and the State, and the nation, we should rule parties, and cities, and States, and nation.

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