Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Whiner for All Seasons

"What could your miseries have in common with mine? My situation is unique, unheard of since the beginnings of time. . . . Show me a better man than me, a heart more loving, more tender, more sensitive. . . .If there were a single enlightened government in Europe, it would have erected statues to me."

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, quoted in Paul Johnson, Intellectuals, page 10.