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Quotation of the Day…

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… 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 [2]:

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

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