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Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "One-time rival and subsequent usurper Secretary of State Seward finally settled into an assessment of Lincoln that, "His confidence and compassion increase every day."

One-time rival and subsequent usurper Secretary of State Seward finally settled into an assessment of Lincoln that, "His confidence and compassion increase every day.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Of Teddy Roosevelt and his siblings, the author writes they were, "armed with an innate curiosity and discipline fostered by his remarkable father."

Of Teddy Roosevelt and his siblings, the author writes they were, "armed with an innate curiosity and discipline fostered by his remarkable father.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "He (William Howard Taft) had little patience with the unconscious arrogance of conscious wealth and financial success."

He (William Howard Taft) had little patience with the unconscious arrogance of conscious wealth and financial success.




Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "One journalist complemented another that his article on a dispute, "had made both sides see themselves as they are."

One journalist complemented another that his article on a dispute, "had made both sides see themselves as they are.




Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "I hope to stand firm enough not to go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause."

I hope to stand firm enough not to go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.




Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "According to his habit, Theodore Roosevelt sought to harness anxiety through action."

According to his habit, Theodore Roosevelt sought to harness anxiety through action.





Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "She feared that she would become a slave to superficial, symbolic duties."

She feared that she would become a slave to superficial, symbolic duties.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "She was never satisfied with anything less than perfection, but she was no grind. She was too interested in people."

She was never satisfied with anything less than perfection, but she was no grind. She was too interested in people.




Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "The Yale graduate who had refused to read outside the course curriculum (the future Pres. Taft) suddenly found himself inspired."

The Yale graduate who had refused to read outside the course curriculum (the future Pres. Taft) suddenly found himself inspired.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "If he (Teddy Roosevelt) lacked Will Taft's immediate charisma, gradually his classmates could not resist the spell of his highly original personality."

If he (Teddy Roosevelt) lacked Will Taft's immediate charisma, gradually his classmates could not resist the spell of his highly original personality.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "(Theodore) Roosevelt confessed early fascination with "girls'stories" such as Little Man and Little Women and An Old-Fashioned Girl."

(Theodore) Roosevelt confessed early fascination with "girls'stories" such as Little Man and Little Women and An Old-Fashioned Girl.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Edith (the future Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt) developed a lifelong devotion to drama and poetry. "I have gone back to Shakespeare, as I always do, " she would write seven decades later."

Edith (the future Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt) developed a lifelong devotion to drama and poetry. "I have gone back to Shakespeare, as I always do, " she would write seven decades later.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "As ever, books remained a medium through which Theodore and Edith connected and interpreted larger world."

As ever, books remained a medium through which Theodore and Edith connected and interpreted larger world.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Theodore Roosevelt's father wrote him, "I fear for your future. We cannot stand so corrupt a government for any great length of time."

Theodore Roosevelt's father wrote him, "I fear for your future. We cannot stand so corrupt a government for any great length of time.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "We are now parents. The love for our offspring has opened up fresh fountains of love for each other. Edwin Stanton to his wife."

We are now parents. The love for our offspring has opened up fresh fountains of love for each other. Edwin Stanton to his wife.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Lincoln, considering a Cabinet nominee: "He is a Radical without the petulance and fretfulness of many radicals."

Lincoln, considering a Cabinet nominee: "He is a Radical without the petulance and fretfulness of many radicals.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment."

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Teddy Roosevelt "had relished "every hour" of every day as president. Indeed, (he was) fearing the "dull thud" he would experience upon returning to private life."

Teddy Roosevelt "had relished "every hour" of every day as president. Indeed, (he was) fearing the "dull thud" he would experience upon returning to private life.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "In the reflected gaze of his (her husband's) steady admiration, she saw the face of the girl he had fallen in love with."

In the reflected gaze of his (her husband's) steady admiration, she saw the face of the girl he had fallen in love with.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "I liked the thought that the book I was now holding had been held by dozens of others."

I liked the thought that the book I was now holding had been held by dozens of others.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Excitement about things became a habit, a part of my personality, and the expectation that I should enjoy new experiences often engendered the enjoyment itself."

Excitement about things became a habit, a part of my personality, and the expectation that I should enjoy new experiences often engendered the enjoyment itself.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "The American people are strange in their attitudes toward their idols, " he (Taft) mused. They lead them on and then "cut their legs from under them, " simply "to make their fall all the greater."

The American people are strange in their attitudes toward their idols, " he (Taft) mused. They lead them on and then "cut their legs from under them, " simply "to make their fall all the greater.



Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: "Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep."

Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep.