Day 134: May 14 – Governments Need Both Shepherds And Butchers

~ Park of Versailles

Wisdom

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. 

~ Voltaire

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Wit

The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.

~ Maurice Barres

What Happened

1610: King Henri IV of France is murdered.

1796: English doctor Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.

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