Posted by umrguy on Fri, 04/16/2004 - 5:26pm.
There's a theory that Franklin may not have been such a wise political sage as he seemed (I've heard that there are accounts that basically, he kept his mouth shut until an agreement was mostly reached, and then supported that agreement... although maybe that's politically wise, too. I dunno).

And as far as quotes go, here's a classic:

The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must
want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
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