Max Weber Quotes

Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he will not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or base for what he wants to offer. Only he who in the face of all this can say "In spite of all!" has the calling for politics.
Max Weber (1864-1920), German sociologist. (First published 1919). "Politics as a Vocation," Essays in Sociology, eds. H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (1946).