Quote Of The Day — October 22, 2013

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Our people are slow to learn the wisdom of sending character instead of talent to Congress. Again and again they have sent a man of great acuteness, a fine scholar, a fine forensic orator, and some master of the brawls has crunched him up in his hands like a bit of paper.”

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RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) — American writer and philosopher

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10 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 22, 2013

  1. Buck says:

    So… Even in Ermerson’s time…
    Might give hope of survival.

  2. Kathy says:

    Emerson is right and we got the orator of all time – a man of many words that mean absolutely nothing.

    • 😀 How True, Kathy~! Who’ll be the “Master of the brawls” ??? THAT, is the $64,000 question~!

    • Mrs AL says:

      I really have never considered the Resident as a great orator. I have always believed he was rather bland and boring. Maybe there’s something wrong with me.

      • ANYONE who can speak a complete sentence or think a rational thought without a teleprompter would find him bland and boring.~!

      • Kathy says:

        Good point, Miz A – wrong word choice – I should have said non-stop BS’er, because orator he’s not. Without the TeleprompterOTUS he couldn’t put together a coherent sentence.

  3. Clyde says:

    He damn sure nails it. We’ve sending some REAL characters to D.C. Got to quit that bad habit.

  4. Mrs AL says:

    Well shucks, we need WISDOM in our electeds! Give me wisdom over someone who has/is a “great acuteness, a fine scholar, a fine forensic orator” any day. We have so many educated idiots running around it’s pathetic.

    Ok, I feel better now. Thanx, Grouchy.