From the Dave Thomson collection
| Territorial Governors -- are nothing but politicians
who go out to the outskirts of countries and suffer the privations there
in order to build up stakes and come back as United States Senators.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography
No matter how healthy a man's morals may be when he enters the White House, he comes out again with a pot-marked soul.
- quoted in My Father Mark Twain, Clara Clemens
History has tried hard to teach us that we can't have good government
under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of the government
couldn't be wise.
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