Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 10 months ago

What does this quote mean?

"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it."

7 Answers

  • 10 months ago
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    I believe the quote is a reference to what a thankless, difficult, and exhausting job the presidency is.

    And that only someone who experienced it understands that. So if a friend of theirs won the election, they might feel sympathy for their friend- and not consider it an occasion for celebration.

  • 10 months ago

    The quote is saying that once you have experienced all the stress and work involved in being President, you wouldn't wish the job on anyone, even your best friend.

  • 10 months ago

    being pres sucks

  • 10 months ago

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  • 10 months ago

    It simply means taking up the role of President is such a difficult and arduous task, that if someone were to take it up it wouldn't be something to gloat over.

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    It means that it is hard and difficult work

  • Person A has experienced the stress of being president and does not want his friend to suffer the same stress

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