Martin Van Buren Quote
All the lessons of history and experience must be lost upon us if we are content to trust alone to the peculiar advantages we happen to possess. Look, being a lame flunky for a batshit crazy person isn't all that bad. Stay alive long enough and you may sneak your way to Washington!
Martin Van Buren, 1782-1862: chronology-documents-bibliographical aids (ed. 1969)