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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1416
AUTHOR: James Bryce (1838–1922)
QUOTATION: A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.
ATTRIBUTION: LORD BRYCE.—Owen Wister, Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, p. 66 (1930).

This remark was made during a conversation with Wister in London in 1921.
SUBJECTS: Politics