Josiah Gilbert Holland
(* July 24, 1819 - † October 12, 1881)

“A mind grows by what it feeds on.”

Orozco The Demagogue

God give us men. The time demands

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and willing hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And dam his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men, sun-browned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.
Wanted, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)