Top 44 Public Office Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Public Office Quotes from famous people such as Andrew Shue, Doug Ducey, James McGreevey, Thomas Dewey, Mark McKinnon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If I want to continue to build the kind of effort we ha

If I want to continue to build the kind of effort we have with Do Something, being in a public office would help. I wouldn’t rule it out, but it’s not something I feel determined to do.
Andrew Shue
I ran for public office to do something good.
Doug Ducey
When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good.
James McGreevey
No man should be in public office who can’t make more money in private life.
Thomas Dewey
I don’t claim any moral or ethical high ground, but I also have chosen not to run for public office. Shouldn’t there be a higher standard of conduct for public officials?
Mark McKinnon
A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public.
Franklin Knight Lane
Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because it doesn’t work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they’re involved in public office, it’s just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues.
Ben Quayle
Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership.
Bob Etheridge
Men should be disqualified for public office. Women should run the planet. They’re better than us.
Ted Turner
Corruption is when people in public office use that public office for private or selfish ends. This is one of the most central debates in the last 40 years in law, what is corruption.
Zephyr Teachout
As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain.
Sheila Jackson Lee
The whole purpose of me seeking public office is to make the world a better place. When I put my name on the ballot, I obviously think that I’m the best candidate to do that.
Michael Capuano
I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, ‘I don’t know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.’
Warren Beatty
In Rwanda, which has gone through a devastating civil war and has a per-capita income of $16 per year, half of members of Parliament are women. But in most countries, including the United States, theres a paucity of women in public office.
Katty Kay
Our civilization, such as it is, was shaped by religion, and the men who aspire to public office anyplace in the free world must make obeisance to God or risk immediate opprobrium.
Frank Sinatra
Donald Trump has put some professional people around himself. Experienced. Successful. I know a lot of people seem to think that success and experience are reasons you shouldn’t serve in public office. But they are knowledgeable and smart, and they’ve been around the world.
Jamie Dimon
I was first elected to public office when the Reagan revolution was in full swing. Maximizing freedom guided the policies of that era, with tremendous success.
Jon Kyl
I was embarrassed when I went and told my parents that I was thinking about running for public office.
Bob Corker
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
I’ll never get out of politics. I have friends in public office. I have things that I want to do. You can’t go back in life. I won’t go back to the existence I had before of running a political consulting firm and signing up clients and advising campaigns in exactly that way.
Karl Rove
Bloomberg believes his money can buy anything – even the liberty of individual Americans. After all, his personal fortune bought him public office.
Wayne LaPierre
Being brave is what led to three rejections from Yale Law School before being accepted. It led to losing my 2010 race for U.S. Congress, and another failed bid for public office in 2013, this time for public advocate of New York City.
Reshma Saujani
I hope that folks that look like me, regardless candidly of their political affiliation, not only look at me and say that, you know, I want to vote for him at the ballot box, but also make the decision that perhaps they want to put their name up for public service and for public office.
Daniel Cameron
Honestly, if you are going to run for public office, I think it’s incumbent… to speak up.
Tom Tancredo
Public office must not be a means to profit or become rich.
Felipe VI of Spain
Almost every business is regulated by the state. So if you’re going to say, ‘If you own any business, you shouldn’t run for public office,’ I don’t think that’s what we want.
Bill Haslam
I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40 years in public office and for the past 17 years in the United States Senate. It was incredibly difficult to decide that I would not seek a fourth term in the Senate.
Olympia Snowe
There are very few people who have had as much public impact as I’ve already had… without being elected to public office in Massachusetts.
Chris Gabrieli
I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
Dean Acheson
I think we have a number of young people – like yourself – who want to make a difference. I’m not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive.
Birch Bayh
I’ve done things my own way every since I’ve entered public office.
Gladys Berejiklian
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. The

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
Herbert Hoover
I have no desire to run for public office.
Alec Baldwin
If you’re blessed enough to serve in public office, then you shouldn’t just talk a good game about your values; you should cast your vote according to them.
John Thune
Those of us in public office and those of us who aspire to public office have a responsibility to be reasonable, fact-based, in our rhetoric and to not suggest things that are unreasonable, to whip up a lot of emotion in public, which can lead to government overreach, fear, suspicions, and prejudice.
Jeh Johnson
I’ve been in public office now 14 years, I’ve been a senior minister for six. There’s pretty much a fair bit out there about the kind of person I am and how I apply myself to the job.
Gladys Berejiklian
This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind – even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
If you are prepared to run for public office, you also have to be willing to accept a debate about you.
Wolfgang Schauble
Not applying a religious test for public office means that people of all faiths are allowed to run – not that views about God, creation, and the moral order are inadmissible for political debate.
Jacob Weisberg
AOC has proven that she is unfit to hold public office. She is a grandstanding activist who refuses to grow up.
Miranda Devine
During my two terms serving the good people of New Hampshire’s First District, I always worked for what I call the bottom 99% of Americans, and I never forgot that public office is a public trust.
Carol Shea-Porter
We have long noted Pelosi’s abuse of the perks of public office that granted her access to luxury military travel.
Tom Fitton
I said I support anyone’s right to run for public office and will support those people who support positions that’s in the Republican platform.
Scott Garrett
In creating superdelegates, the Democratic Party recognized the expertise that its top holders of public office have gained by running for office themselves. They are experts at winning. They know the issues. They are in a unique position to evaluate presidential candidates.
Jim Hunt