No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades — that of government.

Socrates (c.470-399 BC) Greek philosopher
Paraphrased from Plato, Protagoras, 319b-d

In Henry St. John Bolingbroke, Political Writings (1736). Original Plato passage (tr. Jowett) here (search).
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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