Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on November 8, 2011

in Politics, Reality Is Not Optional

… is, perhaps, my single favorite quotation ever; I offer it on this (off-year) election day in America.  It’s Mencken’s 1929 “Note on a Cuff,” reprinted on page 153 of his A Mencken Chrestomathy:

The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy.  His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.


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