Monday, March 05, 2012

Somebody's been hitting Wikipedia and his stash

Or perhaps Bartlett's quotations on-line, because that can be done. 

Otherwise, yes, Bobo, I'm sure ol' Mitt will get right on that:
If I were Romney, I’d spend the next period of the campaign reading the Stoics, maybe Marcus Aurelius: “Misfortune nobly born is good fortune.” Or perhaps Epictetus: “Difficulties show what men are. Therefore when a difficulty falls upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough young man. Why? So that you may become an Olympic conqueror; but it is not accomplished without sweat.”
I'm betting that last Epictetus quote has more meaning for Brooks that you can imagine. I'm sure he's quoted it at many an Applebee's salad bar in the middle of the country...just ask him.

 (via Balloon Juice)


StonyPillow said...

Tropism for the Tragic is a great name for a garage band.

Raoul Paste said...

I daresay Charles P Pierce will have a rejoinder to this.

Another Brandy, Please!

Anonymous said...

"I'm sure he's quoted it at many an Applebee's salad bar"

That's how he got all the la-dees...!

Anonymous said...

Rmoney doesn't read anything but spreadsheets and the Book of Mormon.

pansypoo said...

no julius caesar?

pansypoo said...

no julius caesar?