Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.
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- An old-timer is one who remembers when it cost more to run a car than to park it.
- Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as Lover’s Lane.
- Once you run for office, you’re in it — sort of like going into the military. You’d better be damned sure it is what you want to do and that the rest of your life is set up to accommodate that. It takes a certain toll on your personality and on your family life. I’ve seen it personally.
- A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
- Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.
- The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve.