“For God’s sake, keep quiet. This is a funeral!”

Theodore Roosevelt to French Foreign Minister St├ęphen Pichon, during memorial services for King Edward VII in 1910:

“For God’s sake, keep quiet. This is a funeral!”

You mean, that’s not the right occasion for taking selfies?

Obama, Schmitt, Cameron take selfie at Mandela funeral.

Barack Obama, Helle Thorning Schmidt, and David Cameron take a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial service. Michelle’s clearly not amused…(Image from the AFP)

H/t: Instapundit

More about King Edward VII’s funeral here, in T.R.’s own words.