From The Patriot Post:
"I leave to others the sublime delights of riding in the
storm, better pleased with sound sleep & a warmer berth below
it encircled, with the society of neighbors, friends & fellow
laborers of the earth rather than with spies & sycophants...I have
no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office."
-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 28 December 1796)