Quote of the day, Feb. 23

Candice Millard, on Teddy Roosevelt (from The River of Doubt)

“‘Of course a man has to take advantage of his opportunities, but the opportunities have to come,’ he [Roosevelt] told an audience in Cambridge, England, in the spring of 1910. ‘If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not the great occasion, you don’t get the great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in times of peace, no one would know his name now.'”

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