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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1485
AUTHOR:Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (1842–c. 1914)
QUOTATION:PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom—and of whom only—it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President.
ATTRIBUTION:AMBROSE BIERCE, The Devil’s Dictionary, p. 266 (1948). Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book.
SUBJECTS:Presidency
 
 
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