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Administration

Retribution is one of the grand principles in the divine administration of human affairs; a requital is imperceptible only to the willfully unobservant. There is everywhere the working of the everlasting law of requital; man always gets as he gives. - James "Jim" L. Foster
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. - Abraham Lincoln
That government is or ought to be instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of mal-administration, and that whenever any government shall be found inadequate, or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish it in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the weal. - George Mason
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions. - Charles De Montesquieu, formally Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
The really basic thing in government is policy. Bad administration… can destroy good policy, but good administration can never save bad policy. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson
The really basic thing in government is policy. Bad administration… can destroy good policy, but good administration can never save bad policy. -
The really basic thing in government is policy. Bad administration… can destroy good policy, but good administration can never save bad policy. -
Success in administration obviously stands or falls on skill in execution. Execution means, above, all, the right people – it means having men and women capable of providing the information and carrying out the decision. - Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger
The spirit of policy and that of bureaucracy are diametrically opposed… The essence of bureaucracy is its quest for safety; its success is calculability. Profound policy thrives on perpetual creation, on a constant redefinition of goals. Good administration thrives on routine, the definition of relationships which can survive mediocrity. Policy involves an adjustment of risks; administration, an avoidance of deviation. - Henry Kissinger, fully Henry Alfred Kissinger
Conscience and self-love, if we understand our true happiness, always lead us the same way. Duty and interest are perfectly coincident; for the most part in this world, but entirely and in every instance if we take in the future, and the whole; this being implied in the notion of a good and perfect administration of things. - Joseph Butler
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