Quote by Sir Winston Churchill
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.
This quote by Winston Churchill emphasizes the harsh reality that while a person can only physically die once in war, in the arena of politics an individual can face numerous pitfalls and setbacks that can be politically damaging or even career-ending. It emphasizes the enduring and relentless nature of politics, where reputations, alliances, and ambitions are constantly at risk. It serves as a reminder of the potential consequences and risks involved in navigating the complex landscape of political decision-making and maneuvering.
(Just to give you an idea, Proust's reply was 'To be separated from Mama.') I think that the lowest depth of misery ought to be distinguished from the highest pitch of anguish. In the lower depths come enforced idleness, sexual boredom, and/or impotence. At the highest pitch, the death of a friend or even the fear of the death of a child.