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Doris Kearnsová Goodwinová

Datum narození: 4. leden 1943

Doris Kearns Goodwin je americká historička, spisovatelka a politická komentátorka.


„Lyndon Johnson nikdy nezapochyboval o tom, že Amerika je nejlepší ze všech zemí. Z předpokladu nadřazenosti plynula pro svět mravní povinnost sdílet americký způsob života. A doprovázel ho pocit spravedlivé zloby na sebemenší kritiku Ameriky.“

„Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare’s kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.“


„Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.“

„Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.“

„Washington was a typical American. Napoleon was a typical Frenchman, but Lincoln was a humanitarian as broad as the world. He was bigger than his country - bigger than all the Presidents together.

We are still too near to his greatness,' (Leo) Tolstoy (in 1908) concluded, 'but after a few centuries more our posterity will find him considerably bigger than we do. His genius is still too strong and powerful for the common understanding, just as the sun is too hot when its light beams directly on us.' (748)“
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„An adult friend of Lincoln's: "Life was to him a school.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„This, then, is a story of Lincoln’s political genius revealed through his extraordinary array of personal qualities that enabled him to form friendships with men who had previously opposed him; to repair injured feelings that, left untended, might have escalated into permanent hostility; to assume responsibility for the failures of subordinates; to share credit with ease; and to learn from mistakes. He possessed an acute understanding of the sources of power inherent in the presidency, an unparalleled ability to keep his governing coalition intact, a tough-minded appreciation of the need to protect his presidential prerogatives, and a masterful sense of timing.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition,” he wrote. “I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


„With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„In order to “win a man to your cause,” Lincoln explained, you must first reach his heart, “the great high road to his reason.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„Lincoln's ability to retain his emotional balance in such difficult situations was rooted in actute self-awareness and an enormous capacity to dispel anxiety in constructive ways.“

„Tolstoy went on to observe,"This little incident proves how largely the name of Lincoln is worshipped throughout the world and how legendary his personality has become. Now, why was Lincoln so great that he overshadows all other national heroes? He really was not a great general like Napoleon or Washington; he was not such a skillful statesman as Gladstone or Frederick the Great; but his supremacy expresses itself altogether in his peculiar moral power and in the greatness of his character.
"Washington was a typical American. Naopoleon was a typical Frenchmen, but Lincoln was a humanitarian as broad as the world. He was bigger than his country--- bigger than all the Presidents t, ogether. We are still too near to his greatness, " Tolstoy concluded, "but after a few centuries more our posterity will find him considerably bigger than we do. His genius is still too strong and too powerful for the common understanding, just as the sun is too hot when it's light beams directly on us.“
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


„(from John Hay's diary) “The President never appeared to better advantage in the world,” Hay proudly noted in his diary. “Though He knows how immense is the danger to himself from the unreasoning anger of that committee, he never cringed to them for an instant. He stood where he thought he was right and crushed them with his candid logic.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„A real democracy would be a meritocracy where those born in the lower ranks could rise as far as their natural talents and discipline might take them.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

„I liked the thought that the book I was now holding had been held by dozens of others.“ Wait Till Next Year

„(Lincoln reflecting on) George Washington's words: “It is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prospertiy. Washington advised vigilance against “the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.“ Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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