„I do think if I had given him two fence-rails to sleep on he would not have found fault. That was Abraham Lincoln in all things relating to his own comfort. He would never permit people to put themselves out for him under any circumstances.“

Источник: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 285

Похожие цитаты

Algis Budrys фото
D.H. Lawrence фото
William Howard Taft фото

„One of the marvelous things about him is that he is strong enough to force the men who dislike him the most to stand by him. By far he is the strongest man before the people to-day except Roosevelt. I think his greatest fault is his failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done. This is a great weakness in any man. I think it was one of the strongest things about Roosevelt. He never tried to minimize what other people did and often exaggerated it.“

—  William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930

On Charles Evans Hughes, in November 1909, as quoted in Taft and Roosevelt : The intimate letters of Archie Butt (1930) by Archibald Willingham Butt, p. 224; this has sometimes been paraphrased: "Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man."

Henry Ford фото
Megan Whalen Turner фото
Ono no Komachi фото

„I fell asleep thinking of him,
and he came to me.
If I had known it was only a dream
I would never have awakened.“

—  Ono no Komachi Japanese poet 825 - 900

Источник: Kenneth Rexroth's translations, Women Poets of Japan (1982), p. 14

Dave Gorman фото
Pearl S.  Buck фото
Courtney Love фото
Tamora Pierce фото
Cassandra Clare фото
Indro Montanelli фото
Donald J. Trump фото
Frances Bean Cobain фото
David Cameron фото

„If he came to visit our country, I think he would unite us all against him.“

—  David Cameron Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1966

Regarding Donald Trump's proposal to prohibit expatriate Muslims from entering the U.S., as quoted in "Donald Trump debate: Could UK really ban him?" http://www.edition.cnn.com/2016/01/18/politics/donald-trump-uk-united-kingdom-ban/index.html (18 January 2016), by Max Foster, CNN, Georgia: Cable News Network.
2010s, 2016

Carl Rowan фото
Rebecca West фото

„If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anybody bow down or stand up to Him. I have often a suspicion God is still trying to work things out and hasn't finished.“

—  Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983

This has also appeared in paraphrased form as: "If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to Him. I often have a suspicion that God is still trying to work things out and hasn't finished."
The Paris Review interview (1981)

Richard Burton фото

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“