Wednesday, February 14, 2007

From The Patriot Post:

Founders' Quote:

"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)


Hooda Thunkit said...


"It is a painful and thankless office."

I suspect that if I were to ask any former office holder about this quote, most would probably agree (and, the rest would be liars)... ;-)

And, although tempted, No I won't :-)

Maggie Thurber said...

While there are many rewards to being in public service, many times this comment is true.

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