William Allen White on William McKinley
Published in The Autobiography of William Allen White (1946)
I’m just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Brother, if you commit a sin and take pleasure in it, the pleasure passes but the sin remains. But if you do something virtuous even though you are tired, the tiredness passes but the virtue remains.
Saint Camillus de Lellis (via theraccolta)
Benjamin Harrison smuggled gold in his beard before he got elected POTUS.
Geisha eating noodles, by T. Enami 1892
“She was of the stuff of which great men’s mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises.”
—Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd