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Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute laws which the people have made and within the limits of a constitution which they have established. - Grover Cleveland


We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars. - Robert Eugene Byrne


Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. - Daniel J. Boorstin


Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi


The other night I came home late, and tried to unlock my house with my car keys. I started the house up. So, I drove it around for a while. I was speeding, and a cop pulled me over. He asked where I lived. I said, right here, officer. Later, I parked it on the freeway, got out, and yelled at all the cars, Get out of my driveway! - Steven Wright


Epaulet: An ornamented badge, serving to distinguish a military officer from the enemy, that is to say, from the officer of lower rank to whom his death would give promotion. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer. - William Shakespeare


I see from the papers that my name has been sent in for Brigadier General. This is certainly very complimentary to me, particularly as I have never asked a friend to intercede in my behalf. Hearing that I was likely to be promoted, the officers, with great unanimity have requested to be attached to my command. This I don't want you to read to others for I very much dislike speaking of myself. - Ulysses Simpson Grant