A mathematician of the first rank, Laplace quickly revealed himself as only a mediocre administrator; from his first work we saw that we had been deceived. Laplace saw no question from its true point of view; he sought subtleties everywhere; had only doubtful ideas, and finally carried the spirit of the infinitely small into administration.
by Napoleon (1769-1821)

Soviet Jokes

Lenin showed us how to govern

Stalin showed us how not to govern

Khrushchev showed us that any fool can govern

Brezhnev showed us that not every fool can govern

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What’s the most terrible Odessa curse?

That you live all your life on your salary!

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