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#1. Warner Studios official in the era of silent movies: Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? - Author: H.W. Brands
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#2. John D Rockefeller read his Bible religiously, but kept his ledger in a different drawer. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#3. William "Boss" Tweed was in such thorough control in New York that he made money off of the report the committee printed after investigating him. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#4. Reporter Jacob Riis made it his mission to expose the horrors of poverty in New York. New to working with a camera, his flash actually set the walls of One apartment inhabited by five blind people on fire. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#5. He made his character his platform. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#6. CONSERVATIVES IN MODERN America face a chronic problem in running for office. Often believing government to be the enemy, they have to explain to themselves and others why they want to join that enemy. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#7. Such was the code: Strive for victory, but never seem to be self-involved. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#8. I believe the road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master IN THAT LINE. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources. Andrew Carnegie - Author: H.W. Brands
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#9. Diplomacy was a long game. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#10. Proving himself to himself was no small matter. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#11. A live-in domestic worker: You are never sure that your soul is your own except when you are out of the house. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#12. The strike spread with the speed of telepathy. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#13. Time after time during the next six months, he would put me together again. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#14. Theodore Roosevelt came to Dekota to experience the dying of one age with the slaying of a rare buffalo and the dawning of the West's industrial age. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#15. The first 10 days of a cattle drive were the most critical, as a stampede was most likely when the cattle were closest to their habitual home. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#16. This senate was a place where good Representatives went when they died. Thomas Reed - Author: H.W. Brands
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#17. It was a typical point, made in typical style, mixing pride and humility. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#18. The politics of the possible was being replaced by the politics of purity. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#19. He cultivated ideological fuzziness. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#20. The very lack of explicit pressure was itself a compelling force, for it created a world in which the expectation of success was simply there, a fact of life as basic as breakfast. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#21. He had always had a gift for conjuring images in his mind's eye. It was one of the secrets of his military success. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#22. Gold, or at least the prospect of it, saved him, then killed him. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#23. coltish-looking, - Author: H.W. Brands
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#24. He has not shown the special interest in reading that we should like to see but he likes shop work. George H. W. Bush's parents on his Andover application - Author: H.W. Brands
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#25. The horizons of man are incomparably narrower than that of the land on which he toils. Editor of the Nebraska journal - Author: H.W. Brands
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#26. He was like a man thinking on an abstract subject all the time. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#27. He was trying to find his footing in a world both familiar and foreign - Author: H.W. Brands
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#28. He was not a warm person, but he seemed to be, which in politics was more important. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#29. The males (of the Hutchinson family that included both religious dissenter Anne and immensely wealthy and politically connected Thomas) were merchants who sought salvation through commerce. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#30. His notes to the outside world offered a window on an active, sympathetic, eclectic mind. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#31. J.P. Morgan learned to fish in troubled waters. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#32. He lived in terror of, well, becoming ordinary. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#33. One with God is always a majority. But many have been burned at the stake while the boats were being counted. Thomas Reed - Author: H.W. Brands
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#34. In the immediate aftermath of the great Chicago fire, a business proprietor erected a shack in front of his burned-out business. On a sign, he placed his name and the tagline that everything was gone but wife, children, and energy. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#35. It's philanthropy, but it's good politics, too. Mighty good politics. The poor are some of the most grateful people in the world. George Washington Plunkett. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#36. Publicity is the engine of politics. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#37. Soldiers in foreign camps, so far from being missionaries for good, require missionaries themselves, more than the natives. Andrew Carnegie - Author: H.W. Brands
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#38. Shiloh showed him what he could ask of his men, and indeed what he MUST ask of them. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#39. I believe my mother was smart enough to know that in the night, you are willing to tell all. If she waited until the next day, she knew she'd get one-syllable answers. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#40. When speculators have once entered Wall Street, they never leave it except in a pine box or a rosewood case, according to circumstances. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#41. It may be that the voice of the people is the voice of God 51 times out of 100. But the remaining 49 times, it is the voice of the devil, or worse, the voice of a fool. Theodore Roosevelt - Author: H.W. Brands
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#42. Employment was better than idleness for men, because it kept the enemy guessing. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#43. Amid the war the capitalists were asserting national necessity. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#44. (Ben) Franklin was never content to let opportunity find him. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#45. Once information slipped the bonds of gravity and friction, it tended to gather where it was most valuable. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#46. I can see that spark coming back when he talks about the future. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#47. Accustomed to motion, he was forced to be still. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#48. Andrew Carnegie was an inventor only in the sense that he adopted and adapted the discoveries of others. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#49. Reagan is described as delivering Barry Goldwater's doctrine with John F. Kennedy's technique. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#50. These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#51. Abilene possessed greater vision, perhaps because it possessed little else. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#52. In imperial relationships, getting out proves much more complicated than getting in. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#53. Fatigue could be the dealmaker's friend. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#54. The fact that California was the most cosmopolitan state in the union, as a result of the gold rush, simply made white voters more susceptible to racist and xenophobic arguments. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#55. Eugene Debs entered jail a moderate Unionist and emerged a Socialist. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#56. Teain had no difficulty generating the indignation of a satirist. He lack the patience of a reformer. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#57. His charm was not electric, but it was enveloping. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#58. Grant made the perfect candidate, a war hero with indistinct views on most political issues. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#59. Even when he played, he made a business of it. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#60. We have so many people who can't see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one, - Author: H.W. Brands
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#61. Indeed, the key to all diplomacy was knowing when they were serious about their threats and when they were posturing. Nations were like individuals, requiring cultivation and the paying of respect. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#62. The sight of big ships, of the many new uniforms, at once serious and cool, left Bush with an overall sense of the navy's power and camaraderie and purpose. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#63. Cities force growth and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Author: H.W. Brands
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#64. He (the immigrant father) would walk by proxy in the Elysian fields of liberal learning. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#65. America's mission is to join the most ancient civilizations with the most modern. John Augustus Roeblin - Author: H.W. Brands
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#66. Western farmers were individualists cheifly in their dreams. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#67. He forced himself into good spirits. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#68. His was a quiet but persistent charisma. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#69. Gen. Scott saw more through the eyes of his staff officers than through his own. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#70. He was a product of a culture where it was generally counterproductive to hold grudges. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#71. One of George H. W. Bush's early teachers at Andover wrote, At the moment he is intellectually immature for his powers of reasoning are not entirely developed. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#72. Liberty and freedom and democracy are so very precious that you do not fight to win them once and stop. You do not do that. Liberty and freedom and democracy are prizes awarded only to those peoples who fight to win them and then keep fighting eternally to hold them. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#73. He did something he rarely did. He decided not to see things from the other guy's point of view. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#74. The nature of revolutions is to sweep the reluctant along. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#75. Chinese immigrant: Americans make a mere practice of loving justice. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#76. He was a generous but subtly demanding boss. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#77. Both sides had more confidence in their opponents' weaknesses than their own strength. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#78. A young mark twain on the make: I can't turn in inkstand into Aladdin's lamp. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#79. When he came in first, he was happy to find all sorts of meaning in the results. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#80. He adored competing but didn't want you to know he'd ever worked at it. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#81. He understood the code of his social class enough to affect an air of indifference about life. - Author: H.W. Brands
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