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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1420
AUTHOR: Dwight David Eisenhower (1890–1969)
QUOTATION: Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
ATTRIBUTION: President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, address recorded for the Republican Lincoln Day dinners, January 28, 1954.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954, p. 219.
SUBJECTS: Politics