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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1504
AUTHOR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945)
QUOTATION: The Presidency is not merely an administrative office. That’s the least of it. It is more than an engineering job, efficient or inefficient. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership. All our great Presidents were leaders of thought at times when certain historic ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified.
ATTRIBUTION: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, as reported by The New York Times Magazine, September 11, 1932, p. 2.
SUBJECTS: Presidency