Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The 14th president of (a smaller) United States

said, on leaving office:
There is nothing left but to drink and die.
He expired soon afterwards
of cirrhosis of the liver.

His attitude and life was opposite
in many ways to those of
Omar Khayyám .

Quotations from the 14th president include :

If your past is limited, your future is boundless.

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly.
The histories of all popular governments show how absurd
is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.

1 comment:

Marcus Billson said...

I had to look up who the 14th President was--Franklin Pierce. Aways the unexpected from this website. I don't think there is one person in all three hundred million Americans, aside from maybe six or seven academic historians who specialize in pre-Civil War 19th century American history, who even know who Franklin Pierce was, who know Pierce had anything interesting to say, and who would acknowledge, even in jest, his moments of wisdom. Well done, here.